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When he tells you he's sorry
When he tells you he is sorry, do not hand him the feast.
Do not make him dinner like he never tore the tablecloth out from under the dishes.
You are not a menu item.
remember that his love is not a reward.
You are not a reward.
You are dinner for one.
Remember how you pulled yourself up on shore. Taught yourself how to breathe again.
You are no longer drowning.
you are the beach, you are the lifeguard, remember how you saved yourself.
Remember to say no.
Say it in the dark, whisper it in his ears, remember your body is not a love letter; it is not a vacation home.
When he says, “ I love you.”
Do not mistake his **** for affection.
Remember how he ate pieces of your heartbeat one at a time? turned you into a carcass?
Made you believe you were road ****.
Remember how you put yourself back together? Mending each stitch carefully. Embroidering your heartbeat back one lull at a time.
You are still sewing.
You are still making dinner but it is ok.
It is ok to eat dinner by yourself.
It is ok to say no.
Tell him, you only made enough for one tonight.
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