Thursday, June 3, 2010
The long goodbye
I had a breakthrough,
Not about any one situation,
Not any one person, rather an accumulative realization.
It was really very liberating!
I can't believe it took me 'til now.
I don't have to put up with you!
There isn't anything I need from you, and anyway you wouldn't give it if you had it to give, but you don't.
I can only fold myself up into so many shapes,
Reduce my physical existence and my psychic presence so far,
Can only be so,
So accommodating, ready, flexible, encouraging.
After that point,
(Which I remember passing some considerable time ago),
It's just damaging.
For you too, but mainly for me.
And frankly I'm cracked enough,
I don't need you to chip in - excuse the pun -
No, embrace the pun.
Excuse yourself lover,
And walk on by.
Over that bridge,
And far away.