This is how I became happy without you. I kept on living. I kept on breathing shallow breaths until they weren’t so forced anymore. I kept on taking baby steps until they became long strides again.
Funny thing is –
All I write about is you
and it’s always navy blue and fogged up.
Your laughter still hums to me in the
background as I type away.
You see, love is much brighter than the sun at dawn and the moon at night. And it is more powerful than any weapon that tries to bring us down. It is the thing we all want. And the thing we all need to survive in a world that at times, can seem so pitch black.
When you can take off your clothes in front of him, in broad daylight, without an ounce of anxiety.
It’s time to put your big girl shoes on now. It’s time to look at yourself in the mirror and tell yourself that you are enough. You shine without needing a diamond ring on your finger. You shine without needing to be someone else’s sun.
I wonder if she knows that
you told me once, you would never love
anyone liked you loved me.
I hope she never finds out.
You don’t regret anything that happened in the past because you learned so much about yourself in the process. You don’t hold on to the broken parts of yourself anymore. You are free from your demons.
Date someone who joins you dancing on top of tables. Date someone who won’t let go of the true you. And who loves you for you.
Whatever it may be, sometimes all you need is a back rub from your mom and her soothing voice telling you it’s all going to be ok.
Memorize a Nicki Minaj rap.