You taught me how to get over you.
My heart stopped racing with every text,
no longer hurting when they weren’t yours.
I stopped expecting to be your first or last thought,
making peace with being an afterthought.
I learned not to listen for your concern
no longer replaying words for hidden messages.
My tongue learned to untie itself around you,
speaking truths, I was afraid to express.
You taught me how to forget you
by teaching me that you wouldn’t remember.
© Manivillie Kanagasabapathy
AN: I wrote this back in August 23, 2019, but wasn’t ready to share it yet. It felt too raw at that point, and now maybe I am more at peace with the ups and downs of life and relationships.