My heart was his, but I couldn't show it. Like a caged bird, I had to let him go. He had no idea the terror I lived with at home. I was too unworthy. Didn't I hear that every day? Hear something enough, you tend to believe it. I couldn't bring him down into despair with me. Into my world of darkness. I loved him too much. He kissed me. I wanted to stay on his lips for eternity. I broke away. Choked out, "I don't love you." It was the only way he'd go. I watched him walk away.
About the Creator
L. E. Mastilock is a lover of nature, family, and good food. She believes nothing heals better than a good cry followed by a good laugh. She is a published author and artist residing with her family in the Sierra Mountains of California.