Saying Goodbye to a Lie

My Broken Heart

How do you say goodbye
to something that was never yours?


How do you make sense of absence,
when something is taken away so suddenly
that it takes your breath away?


How do you forgive someone
who callously ripped your heart
then shoved it back in your chest
when they were done with it?


How do you piece yourself together
when there is nothing left of you?


How do you pretend you are not broken,
that your heart is not blistered
by the burn of unrequited love?

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