Good Enough

I supported you,
Trying to fill the holes in your heart.
I was better than I’d ever been,
But not good enough for you.

I cared for you,
Trying to become the woman you needed.
I was better than I’d ever been,
But not good enough for you.

I forgave you,
Trying to believe it wasn’t about me.
I was better than I’d ever been,
But not good enough for you.

I conceded to you,
Sacrificing and believing in more.
I was better than I’d ever been,
But not good enough for you.

I am strong,
Continuing to grow and care for myself.
I am better than I’ve ever been,
I’m good enough and free.

Breaking Day

Morning breaks gently,

As late winter’s sleepy sunrise

Streams eagerly through my window.

The cold night is curtailed;

My bedroom warmed from the outside.

 

Peace abides in me, solitary;

Silent and unmoving, undisturbed.

The choice is mine to be free,

In this instant and all that follow,

To warm myself from the inside.