I am the phoenix rising from the ashes
of the flames that you ignited
I’ve mourned the consistency of your presence.
I’ve grieved the version of myself seen through your eyes.
I’m saying goodbye to what I thought could be. Would be.
The self-doubt, sadness, confusion dampened my flame.
But as the ache eased, the remaining flicker grew.
You may have left me
with two blue ticks,
an array of what ifs
and unanswered questions.
But I have refound my wings.
I don’t have to stay here.
Maybe I can now fly on.