The one she thought she couldn’t live without
she has forced from her being.
The pain he inflicted, the tears he created
were not worth the will to survive.
She kept breathing
she kept walking
she kept living
She let go of the memories.
She forgot the kisses and promises.
She burned the bridge back to him.
What she thought was love
was nothing close to hate,
but more of a longing for acceptance.
She won’t deny she’ll miss the feeling of being wanted
but it’s nothing compared to the self-respect she’s gained.