By Mikiki   


I had set out determined to find my own
My long lost sense of security lay six feet under
I was living outside of my feelings and emotions
Believing they had faltered
Leaving me in a land of isolation
I stood in the midst of plenty yet increasingly disengaging
It was there in the realm of grief that he found me
He lured me in with his erroneous charm
I clung to every word and empty promise
Lying to myself just as much as he was
6 months revealed he was married
1 year was our own happily never after
2 years brought the opening of Pandora’s box
The first beast to escape was lust for my sister
3 years was our attempt to evade reality running away to our own obliteration
4 years gifted me a condom wrapper on Valentine’s Day and eyes wide open
5 years terminated what should have never begun
Inducing my own sanative succession
Giving birth to healing was the most painful labor I had known
Yet when she arrived hearty and roaring
Was her first act of life

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After my divorce was finalized I found myself needing to sum up everything that relationship had not been and seal it with a kiss of forgiveness. This poem ended up being everything that I needed to say and see to validate that I had in fact made the right choice.