we make promises
we shouldn’t have
to people
we thought we knew
who said things
that we didn’t know
were not true

and sometimes
when loyalty and love are linked
as they are for me
it’s confusing
we get confused
as nightmares come true
and it’s no longer clear
what the loving thing is to do

and sometimes
everything we once thought we knew
becomes a question
we can never really know
the answer to

and so
we learn
to let go
of needing truth
to choose
and choose care
for what is left of self
over commitments made
when we thought
we knew

yes when
we thought
we knew
what was

yes then
we breakthrough
yes then
i broke

yes then
when i didn’t need
to know anything
from you

then i broke

❤️ emily joy rosen

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