The Ease of Leaving

I looked at her, eyes
wide with hurt
wet with tears

You’re leaving me
throat tight, heart aching
You’re leaving

And her eyes welled
with tears I thought
you have no right to those

It’s easy to leave,
and she gasped and clutched
her heart but said nothing

she turned and left me
she left me, took the easy
way out of pain and struggle

She looked at me, eyes
wide with hurt
wet with tears

You’re leaving me
choking and crying
You’re leaving

And my eyes welled
with tears I thought
i have no right to these

It’s easy to leave,
and I gasped and clutched
my heart and choked on my words

I turned and left her
i left her, blinded by
tears of pain and struggle


NaPoWriMo Day 30

Inspired by a scene in Disobedience, when Esti accuses Ronit, saying “It’s always easier to leave, isn’t it.” Ronit doesn’t respond, simply leaves and says nothing when Esti slams the door behind her. I know the pain of both characters. And I also thought of the song “Runaway Love.” So I wrote this poem.

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