You’ve been letting me go, little by little for a while now, and I’ve been moving away. You’ve been my temporary home, and in that time, more of a partner to me than others who vowed to love me till death parted us, but left far sooner. You’ve never promised this to me, nor I to you, and yet you’ve shown your commitment to me in myriad ways, mostly by letting me be me, and loving me despite my quirks.
With you, I feel safe emotionally. Safe enough to gradually…ever so gradually…let you go, because it is time, and I need to, even if I still love you. We’ve both seen it coming, the love still there, but the reality of a future together dimming. The gentle pulling away, spending more time living separate lives, clinging together briefly in moments of passion and panic, as though trying to reassure each other that it isn’t ending, but knowing in our hearts what is on the horizon. Don’t speak of it…let’s not speak of it aloud.
Sometimes love isn’t enough, when what each one wants in life is so different. And still we love for today…letting go a little more each day, knowing there will come a day, in the not so distant future, when there is that last kiss goodbye, that final embrace, and then just feeling lost for a time without the other, hoping that what we had can eventually become an abiding friendship as we both move on to whatever life holds for us.
No…don’t speak of it today. Don’t say it aloud, because today, I am still here. You are still here. We will love for today and let tomorrow unfold as it will.
Shirt: Girl’s Slim Mesh T Pastel Green – shine by [ZD]
Shorts: Mesh Girls Cargo Shorts Brown – shine by [ZD]
Necklace: Burst Necklace Carnelian and Silver – HANDverk
Lashes: Long Prim Lashes – Face Paint
Liner: NIC Perfect Liner Black – Face Paint
Lips: NIC Perfect Gloss – Face Paint
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Shoes: Sabia Espadrilles Linen – Tabloid
Shirt: Mesh Vintage Tee Plum – sharp by [ZD]
Shorts: Summer Cargo Shorts color-change – JLB Apparel
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Necklace: Men’s Happiness Choker Chaine – Wicked Gear
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