You erased the line
as though it was merely chalk
opening the door into a place deep inside that was only mine
taking a step too far into territory I didn’t think you would dare walk.
I hadn’t thought of protecting it from you,
I just assumed our understanding of boundaries was identical,
never bothering to define the line, never thinking I had to.
It was then that I started to wonder if the foundation of our bond was authentical.
Should I have drawn that line visibly in front of your feet?
Does its invisible state make it non-existent?
Is it my fault that our expectations didn’t meet?
Am I right to suddenly let my nature toward you be so distant?
Does that grant you the right to walk where you please
and discredit mine to feel betrayed?
With every further step you take I feel the buckling of my knees
and in that moment my decision is made.
As my facade crumbles and secrets are aired
I take scissors and cut the tie holding us together
all truths now bared
as the burden is lifted I feel as light as a feather.