From Our Readers: I Should Have Left You
I should have left when I started to cry. I couldn't stop the tears. I wanted to wipe them all away.
I should have left when I was hurt. I couldn't forget the pain. It failed to heal.
I should have left when we couldn't agree on things that mattered to us. I was misunderstood. You were misunderstood. It led to an endless fight.
I should have left when our world became different. We became opposites. We had become the person we wanted to be.
I should have left when I felt hopeless. I couldn't save us. I couldn't fight for us. There was nothing I could do.
But mostly, I should have left when you told me to leave.
But, I didn't. I stayed.
So you left.