school was the only place we could be together / when school was over / we’d go our separate ways / each of us / to our own homes / lives / and worlds / we lived in different regions / you and i / your region / separated from mine / by a six-hour bus drive / yet / our love travelled the space of distance / phone calls and WhatsApp / sustained us / for most nights / during vacations / then they were no longer enough / there were times we had to work through deafening silences / even then / our love still remained / young / strong / blooming / unwavering / determined / until the day / you stopped talking / texting / calling / or returning back mine either / for a long time / i wouldn’t know what to do / at first / i was scared / then sad / then mad / then sad again / then nothing / i still didn’t know what to do / without you anymore in my life / but i knew what i shouldn’t do / which was / to make excuses for you / or to wait on your indecisive ass / or to harbor any resentment against you / or to pity myself / for choosing to believe / in a love like ours / no / because that would cripple me / and i’d hate myself more / for putting a pause on my life / because of a choice you made / without me in mind / but i swore / my life / was going to be / about more / than just broken hearts and lost loves / so even while i cried / i learned also / to stand on my own / to live and love again / this time / starting with myself
Day 15 of 30. November challenge. Thirty poems in thirty days.
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