Getting Me Back

I don’t remember the day that I knew it was over. 

I do remember the pain leaving my heart like lightning. 

My aching shoulders felt lighter than a leaf falling from the tree. I felt free.

After I carried too much for too long, I could breathe without angering him anymore. 

I could be me without consequences. 

I had back the power that I gifted to him. 

I took back my heart to heal it from so many tears. Unnecessary tears from unnecessary pain because the pain inflicted upon me was not my own.

It was his, and now my pain is only mine to heal.