He set me on fire then he kissed me
He leaned right in and kissed me
Right there in the flames
I still question whether it was him
I think back to it
I look for strings
I check the mirror
Then he let me go
He let me go like he should have when he met me
It stung to know I have less to offer him
You see, I’m no longer the type to be chained
Not to love, not to men, not to anything other than my dreams
And so yes, I cut my insides on his shards of glass
but he fingered my demons
As he watched the blood drip drip from between my thighs
1. Allow yourself to fall. Cry, scream, nap, do self care.
2. Get healthy. Healthy diet and exercise help with a healthy mind.
3. Talk it out. Find someone who is in a healthy place emotionally to talk it out.
4. Set goals to focus on for the next year. Not so focused they become a crutch just a means to move forward.
5. Surround yourself with communities that share your interests.
6. Trust your gut. When something doesn’t feel right, trust that. Don’t let people take advantage of your vulnerable state. If they weren’t there through the struggle chances are they won’t be there through the healing.
7. Move forward. Stay away from environments that no longer serve you. Learn the signs and patterns of toxic behaviors and set boundaries immediately so you don’t end up in the same situations over and over again.
8. Learn to be ok alone. Become your own best friend. Learn yourself. Take up hobbies. Feed your brain.
The Art of Letting Go