maybe you spare me
i am intense (and a lot)
i know

and i can assure you
i don’t need you to remind me
of my alotness
and its too muchness (for you)

maybe instead
you just let me be (me)
and maybe you go find your person
somewhere else (outside of me)

because i am (finally) exhausted (now)
worn out, tired of trying
to be some certain way for you

it’s not good for me
and it’s never gonna be
good enough for you

yes this i know
as i know when things are true
and i haven’t been true with you
in ways i don’t know how to undo

so bye bye love
i am going to miss you
you were the best feeling thing
i ever had inside me
and my very favorite way
to hate myself

smiling now (i am)
through the tears
and i notice what feels
most appropriate
is to thank you

yes thank you
because sometimes girls
become women
in the shadows
of men who never choose

❤ 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.