Getting Over You

Wasn’t easy.

Getting under you was
surprisingly simple
and (in retrospect, hindsight
being 20/20 and whatnot)
astonishingly stupid,
but getting out was rough;
some kind of crash course in
Breakups 101 (Step 1: Remember
How to Breathe.)
In…love with the idea of who I once thought you were.
Out…with the contents of all of your drawers, your shelves, my heart.
In…time to salvage my own sanity? Perhaps.
Out…of my comfort zone, alone.
In.
Out.
Steps 2-100 were a little easier,
though number 67 kinda stank.

So, I guess all these years later
I’ve got two words for you.
The second one is “You.”
And the first one isn’t “Screw.”
It’s “Thank.”

 

 

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8 Responses to Getting Over You

  1. whimsygizmo says:

    Written for Kellie Elmore’s Free Write Friday over at Magic in the Backyard:
    http://kellieelmore.com/2012/03/02/free-write-friday-finish-this-line/

    Come play!

  2. soooo love the “Thank”. I actually wrote one today that speaks of a past relationship but…I was well, really mean lol. Still debating on posting it or not. I am thrilled you wrote for me again! Thank you for your support of my FWF! Very happy to have you playing! BIG HUGS!!!!!!!!!!

  3. 🙂 I’ve written about many previous paramours, but never this classy. You am an inspiration, De!

  4. Lindy Lee says:

    Breaking Up Is Hard To Do, 1962 hit recording by Neal Sedaka might hit a chord, even though this may be a couple of generations removed from your life…

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