And sometimes
we just give up

And all the stories
we told
just a series of words
without any meaning
becoming just a bunch
of random letters
articulated noise

And all the promises
we made
as we realize
the person
we made them with
is no longer here
just a shell of somebody
who looks like someone
we used to know

And you find yourself
looking into the eyes
of someone you once loved
more than most anything
and you notice
you don’t know
who they are

And you check
the place
where your heart
used to be
and you notice
an empty
cool breeze
in your chest
where love
used to live

And you turn away
just to see
if you will be okay
without him
just to know
you can choose
to leave
if you want to

And as you do
the sun comes
through the window
casting a golden glow
over everything
and the chill of knowing
you are alone again
is chased by a warmth
so soft
so sweet
you cannot help
but yield

And so you turn
back again
just in time to watch
the lights come back on
right behind his eyes
that flicker of recognition
that only comes
from a love
once true
a knowing
that only comes from
a friendship
a care
lived unquestionably

And you melt
on the inside
letting all the edges
from your yesterdays
bleed together
till there are no more
fragments left in you
no more remnants
of who you used to be
and how you needed
to protect this
precious part of you
with the sharpness
that you always knew
wasn’t you

And a smile comes
from the inside
you know the kind
that creeps across your face
spreading your cheeks
to make room
for all the glee
of knowing
this one time
you let love leave
without it breaking you

❤ Emily Joy Rosen

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Emily Rosen is the co-owner and CEO of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating where she oversees business development strategies, student affairs, marketing and public relations, and keeps a pulse on the fields of eating psychology and nutrition to ensure the Institute’s position as a leader worldwide. Emily makes things happen. Her passion for health and transformation has provided her the opportunity to speak and present internationally and be at the forefront of a new generation of women leaders committed to making a heartfelt difference in the world. Her tireless work and faithful commitment have touched the lives of millions of fans and followers worldwide.