I watched it all unfold before my very eyes.
I was outcast by you.
And it took me so long to try and wrap my head around it all.
You stopped fighting for us.
All I wanted was for you to care and you couldn’t give me that.
When things finally came to the light, you denied hurting me and made it my fault.
But I still cared too much, despite losing trust.
Even now, my heart, despite the bruises you’ve left,
Still has a place for you in it.
And then I remembered who you were.
I remembered our promises.
But then you became a stranger.
Pulled the same stunts.
And everyone around me told me I needed to give up.
They had been saying it for years.
But it took me so long.
Because how could I give up on us?
Until you made the decision for me.
And I realized that even those we love, even those that know us so well.
Even they can be toxic to us.
So, I will hold on to the memories and let go of you.
I will treasure what we were and move on with my life.
Because you stopped fighting for me a long time ago.
It’s time I stop waiting for you to.