I Thank You

I know gratefulness may not be common for ex’s

But I wanted to take the opportunity to offer it to you,

Thank you for letting me see my worth,

Thank you for pushing me away in order for me to push through to my purpose,

Thank you for the loneliness, it made me resilient,

Thank you for the emptiness, it allowed me to fill the spaces,

I don’t offer this gratitude to be malicious, but more from the heart,

Our love was real, it was simple, it was authentic and it was impactful,

But, it wasn’t built to last,

Self-love and resilience was the gift you gave me,

For that, I can never repay you,

But, simply offer you a thank you…

R1- June 2020

Illustration by: Filippa Edghill