To live in an emotional void
for a prolonged time
skews one's perception of what a relationship is,
the components, the moving parts,
what keeps it alive.
The expectations are lowered,
it continues with less effort,
providing a level of comfort.
Yet to step away, gain perspective,
it is clear the core is deeply damaged,
in an state of atrophy,
a broken heart is my perception,
to acknowledge this is to be the one to call the time of death.
Did we try long enough, hard enough,
the years flash by in seconds,
so much shared, yet not enough,
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