I've cut ties with you. That's way easier said than done.
I've shed your lies the way a snake shed's it's skin, slowly and then all at once.
I've cut ties with you. Zero contact. I've lost you in the depths of my mind ever confined to red tinged memories.
Every song we used to sing growing up has turned to high pitched whines that hurt my ears.
Every recipe you taught me to make now tastes of poison.
I long for you and despise you all at the same time.
Right here, in this very online forum, I shouted into the depths 6 years ago that I'd lose you. I'd break through the shackles of trauma that you've saddled me with.
I'd be the "wave that sinks your imaginary boat".
I think we're both hurting, but only one of us is moving forward.
You, my love, are stuck in a past full of suppressed memories and fake identities.
So long my dear, I thank you for the good times and condemn you to loneliness for the bad.
I only hope I have the strength to follow through. To keep seeing the truth beyond your half hearted apologies and your venomous lies to do better.
You are not a parent, at least not to me anymore.
You are a cog in a machine of hatefulness and betrayal, you are the weeds that grow in the garden of good, you are terrible human being.
That little girl you brought into the world all those years ago deserved so much better than you.
And while I can't change the past, can't save her from the nights she'd wished she weren't breathing any longer, I can certainly make sure she's never hurt again. Her innocence while long gone is something to be built anew, her ambition, something you'll never touch. That fire in her eyes, a flame you'll never quell.
Goodbye mother. I wish you everything you deserve, and nothing more.
A long time coming, on to new beginnings.