I walked away from my old life and became someone that you wouldn’t even recognize anymore, yet you still continue to pursue me with your old tricks.
It took me years to build up the courage to find some distance from you but even with the distance, there was no escape.
You had, overtime, put me in my very own prison where you were the warden.
You controlled me and intertwined your life with mine so that there was no way to tell where I began and you ended.
It was hard to find my way out but when you are drowning you will fervently search for that small pocket of air and I found it.
I love you but I cannot have you near me.
I set myself free from the cage you put me in and I will never go back.
Freedom tastes so good and in it I have found a deep sense of peace.
I love you but I will have to love you quietly and from afar.
You will never understand how much you hurt me or how much I tried to stay.
You only see wrongdoing in me.
I can live with that because I know the truth.
I walked away from my old life and walked right into a new life, fuller and richer than I could’ve ever imagined, and I am staying here.
Do not look for me or worry about me.
I am, for once, fully alive and fully okay.