because breaking up
is a painful way to start over.
I called to thank you
for all the tears you made me cry,
for all the love you put inside
(no poem is worth a damn without it).
I called to forgive you, to forget you,
to let your last words
be the eraser against my heart.
Because I’ve never needed anyone
like I once needed you.
And now that you know,
you are free to go.