Poem, Poems with Author's Note

Your Greatest Lesson

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.

Image via Pixabay- Monicore


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