If You Love Them, Set Them Free.

She can feel you pulling away. 

With every conversation, you grow a little distant.

She can feel you pulling away.

There is time lingering in your responses.

She can feel you pulling away.

You don’t look at her the way you used to.

She can feel you pulling away.

Because suddenly this person she knew better than anyone is becoming a stranger before her eyes.

She never knew until now what it’s like to look at something and feel it so close but so far.

Where you once talked every day, she finds herself staring at her phone wondering. 

When will I hear from you?

What’s going on?

Has something suddenly changed?

She knows the answer is yes but she can’t put her finger on what it is exactly.

She can feel you pulling away.

Because every time you are together, it feels like you are miles apart.

And every time she reaches for you in the dark, you turn over the other way.

She can feel you pulling away.

Because every gesture doesn’t feel genuine anymore.

But rather something expected because you did it before.

It’s like the flame is slowly dying out and with every attempt to light it more, the wick of the candle isn’t catching.

It’s like staring at an hour glass and time is running out and she doesn’t know what to do to push pause and fix it.

She can feel you pulling away.

Because when she looks into your eyes she’s wondering who is in your mind.

All she knows is it doesn’t feel like it’s her anymore.

She can feel you pulling away.

Because she says “I love you” not with confidence, but wondering if she’ll hear it back.

She can feel you pulling away.

Because every time she asks how are you, what she’s really saying is how are we?

But she’s too afraid to find out the truth it’s over.

She can feel you pulling away. 

Because with every goodbye she doesn’t want to leave, fearing there won’t be another hello.

So she holds you a little tighter.

She can feel you pulling away.

But instead of trying to fix it, she’s just learning to value the moment and time you do have.

Overcome with the grief of how you even got here? 

What if there’s no way to fix this?

What if your part of each other’s story is just over?

She can feel you pulling away.

And she won’t say goodbye until she has to.

Until she is holding back tears not telling you to stay.

But she wants more than anything for the feelings to suddenly change.

Hoping that this could feel new again like it used to.

Love to be found that has been lost for a while.

But neither of you have come to terms with it.

She can feel you pulling away.

But she’ll wait for that moment.

Where silence screams.

And I love you doesn’t hold the weight that it used it.

And she’ll let you go without a chase.

Because sometimes the best thing you can do for someone you love…

…Is simply let them go.

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