it has taken some time
to untangle my limbs from yours
held onto your hand for longer than I should.
Aches, grip clinging to hold us together.
it has taken some getting used to
not hearing the sound of your voice
warm and pressed into my ear.
Burns, words believed but untrue.
I’ve had to untie myself from the thoughts
that bind me to you
to sever the link that kept you close.
Hurts, connection that no longer serves.