Sometimes love
comes with conditions
The love that
I’ve received
and the love that
I’ve been given

I’ve learned over
the years to never
take “gifts” from

In thier eyes
food, transportation
and shelter
were gifts
And once I did
I was thiers to
play with like a puppet
To control
To manipulate
To guilt

So in turn
I’ve learned
that the only
person I need
and the only
person I can
and will depend
on from now on
is myself

Don’t ever think
that I need your
“things” or your
love to survive

© she
May 22, 2017


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