today is the day
everything changes
loving you was
the hardest
thing i’ve done
my aching
bleeding heart
pumped blood
for you

tried to fill the crevices
of your fragmented soul
hoped the thickness of my being
would manifest itself
in you

but how do you mend something
that is not broken?
how do mold a perfect thing
into the perfect thing for you

you don’t

my lungs
what once were smothered
by thoughts of you
now remain barren
now i can breathe

you are a project
i am no longer willing to manage

today is the day
everything changes
today is the day
i surrender


Jacklyn Rojas