A year after you left,
I picked up my shattered bits &
Put them back together.
I was the one who painstakingly placed
Each tiny sliver in its right place no
Matter how it hurt or how hard I cried.
All those little pieces are glued & sewed
With such precision that the whole is
Better, Stronger, More resilient,
And more open to others than the original.
You leaving forced me to see that I could
Only depend on me.
I walked out of the chaos & ruin of our love
As the woman I was always meant to be.
— Tara Rendall
I’m ready for him to NOT be on my mind constantly.