To My Abusive Ex: A Poem

I found it hard

To let you go

“Image of

Someone I Know”.

~~~

I see your eyes-

Narrowed slits,

Nostrils flared,

Fingers clenched.

~~~

I feel your bruising,

Crushing grasp.

I hear your words,

A whispered rasp.

~~~

“Why don’t you just die?”

You choked,

As you wrapped your hands

Around my throat.

~~

I thought that I 

Would die that day.

If that’s what it took

To get away.

~~~

I was so angry at you

For what you did to me.

But time has passed,

Now I’m at peace.

~~~

I found it hardest

To forgive your father,

The cop- enforcer

Of law and order.

~~~

The things he knew 

That you had done,

Still he protected you,

His abusive son.

~~~

But I forgive you both,

And let it go;

I know you were suffering

In hells of your own.

~~~

We were each other’s company

That misery sought,

And remained together far longer

Than we ought.

~~~

Tonight, I release you-

I set you free.

May the angels keep you.

May you find your own peace.

*

7/12/17 AP

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