Tears of sadness are a river that turns into an ocean.
A smile that lifts only at the corners when asked, “How are you doing?”
Lies behind the smile that answers, “I’m fine.”
Questions bounce through her head.
Love, why has it gone? Where did it go?
Yesterday they were together, they had loved so deeply.
Listening to the radio, every song reminding her of him.
Screaming as the pain rips into her soul. Their love was supposed to last forever.
Alone in their bed. His warmth just a memory.
Facing the truth. Their needs were not the same. They could never have been forever.
Learning to love herself, to find who she was, to live on her own terms.
Tears of release and peace.
Full circle she has come.
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