For You

I hope you will be happy.

I’d like it if you were happy with me

But that isn’t possible.

I want you to smile, all day

Every day.

I still think about you

And the old ache is still there.

But it’s manageable now.

Eight months of space does that.

It’s what needed to happen.

I don’t know about your life now,

And I don’t want to know about it

It’s enough for me to assume

You’re happy and healthy

Somewhere out there in the world.

I hope you never know this pit of despair.

I hope you never feel what I do.

That the best thing,

The only thing,

You can do for the person you love most

Is stay away.