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 […]

Of love & things endured

© Niliema Karkhanis


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


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