I stood in front of you, the love in my heart beaming like the
summer sun. I finally learned how to love myself, yet you
shamed me by saying “How dare you! Your arrogance astounds
me.” As my heart shattered on the hard ground you threw me
to, the words “ You need to be filled with self love to love
others” dared to fall from your lips. All I was trying to do
was prove that self love is not the same as pride or arrogance.
There is a difference that only truly understanding what love
is, can show. Now, with a million pieces of glass in my hands,
I slowly put my heart back together. You watch over my
shoulder, making sure that there are cracks in what used to be
whole. Only to prove that without you, I will never be whole.