Let You Down Gently

Like the changing tides and shifting
Winds I have to find it in my heart to
Say goodbye without hurting you in
The process. It was never your fault

I could not love you. You were gifting
Me with endless love. With the blue
Sky on the edge, the feel of your skin
On my hands and all the grains of salt

In your tears I could not stay. I was
Too young to appreciate your love
And I wanted you to find someone
Willing to give you that something

You deserved. You took the gauze
And band aid off with your ungloved
Hands. As I walk away I see the sun
In your hair. You are your own thing

And person without me so this is me
Letting you down gently so that it is
Someone else who wipes away tears
I created. It is he, not I who will look

At you with new admiration and I see
You as he sees you, but without fizz
Or fade outs. Without doubts or fears
You will trust him fully, but I only took

Every fear from you and multiplied it.
I was not the puzzle piece that would fit.
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