Of love & things endured

The things
I endured
To love you

& then when
Life took
Its momentous
Directions
I had to
Become more
For myself
To survive

For you
I needed to
Love everyone
& you
As much
As I could

& accept
That that
Was all
I could do

If you
Could have
Understood
That I had
Nothing
Left in me

But I did
What was expected
Of me anyway

Now I’ve had
The time to
Contemplate
I understand
What we made

I have come
To accept us
In ways
We couldn’t then

I heal in me
What wasn’t possible
For us at that time

© Niliema Karkhanis


Authour’s note: poem 14/30 for a month of poetry 2021


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