Under a blue, blue sky,
I close my eyes.
My mind free, finally,
from thoughts of you.
Two years passed without change,
The day you broke my heart
was the day
I took my first untainted breath.
I collect myself from the ashes you burned,
pieces of me like shells on a shore,
scattered and surrounded by dirt.
I brush the dust off my heart and
it begins to beat again,
no longer stagnant,
no longer dictated.
I turn my back on you,
and he catches me as I stumble.
An unexpected, ineffable gift,
I breathe free as I breathe him in.