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Wanted so badly to be good enough
every part of me reformed, just for you
expectations, I couldn’t measure up
I lived and breathed like you asked me to do.
How swiftly I transfigured all my goals,
my passion losing all velocity
my love for you spinning out of control
until all I had left was apathy.
I can’t blame you for the painful heartbreak
the way I love has always been too much
no longer consider you a mistake
another lesson on how not to love.
Enlightenment brought by painful goodbyes,
a new-found understanding brought to light.