Walked out the door, leaving your wife and child behind in tears.
I know you won’t be coming back this time.
I want it this way.
In this moment, I truly never want to see you again.
I know it’s not my fault. I do know this.
After all, no one tried harder than me to fix what was broken.
If nothing else, that’s something you can’t take from me.
Everyone knows how hard I tried.
The same cannot be said for you.
I know all this, yet I am still ashamed.
You couldn’t love me for who I am, because who I am is too much for you.
So you walked away.
Before you left, you tried to make me small so you could feel big.
I let you.
Until I just couldn’t lose myself in you anymore.
Who am I without you?
Whoever I want to be, no longer encumbered by the depths of you.