I erased those words I had written for you
Watch them dissolve into the whiteness of the paper.
I emptied the space you’d rented in my mind
Listened to the thunder in my heart beats
As your memories began to unwind.
But I know it takes time, to let go,
To loosen the grip, to tighten my lips and
try not to smile
In the random mention of your name.
I know it takes time for the unsettled heart
to understand that things are barely the same.
I carried with me a veil, that covered
my soul, glorified dents and unattended cracks.
And I let all our baggage sail back,
in the darkest of nights
like those quiet, rusted and worn out fleet.
I sketched a journey where our paths would never meet
But I know it takes time to unlove someone you have loved
To unlearn the only truth you have lived by
To accept that this truth was just another lie.