I found a love letter I never sent away
I released it to the water
Our past is no place to stay.
I don’t want to make this poem about you
Because, really, it’s about me.
But, you are an intricate piece
To my masterpiece.
You’re the piece that showed me the strength I’ve got.
Where were you after Daddy’s accident?
Nights I couldn’t fall asleep
til the very next day.
Tears and devastation kept me awake.
Tormented by the darkness,
After ten years, you would think I deserved as much.
A check in, a hello,
A voice letting me know
But, still, you’re an intricate piece of this masterpiece.
And still, I found a way to master peace.
You were always so concerned with status and people’s impression of you.
That doesn’t interest me.
and unapologetically real is always who I’ll be.
Maybe too much for you…
but just right for me.