To all the things that broke me,
I acknowledge you,
Because, vulnerability is powerful too.
For the records, I did not need you.
But the truth is I wanted you.
And the lessons that it taught me
Broke me and the illusions I fostered.
It gave me the courage
To break open my shell
And love myself in all my flaws,
And allow myself to heal.
The death like grip I used
In holding on was gone,
Only to be replaced
By a gentle strength
To heal and move forward.
To everything that
I ever wanted, and the ones
That wanted me back,
I set you free,
Free to hold space for yourself
So that you too can feel the love
That I now feel within me.