I saw the messages, I saw the photos.
I didn’t respond, not because I don’t care, but because I do.
because deep down, I always will.
because I thought seeing me, talking to me, would only make everything worse.
because I thought it would be easier for you to move on if I disappeared.
so that’s what I did.
and I’m sorry for that,
but it was all I could do,
and I stand by it.