I kissed him one last time, directly on his soft lips…
His hazel eyes met mine as I pulled back to see his face in full view.
I noticed the gleam in his eye, and realized he still loved me,
Yet somehow we knew that it was the last kiss we would have.
He took my hands, and leaned in to kiss me again, but I pulled back,
“You’re either brave, or stupid, one!”
He laughed to hide the seriousness of the moment, which he saw on my face.
I couldn’t do it anymore… the love holding me there.
I had to move on, upwards, forward.
The past issues had held me back for so long,
Weighing me down like an anchor dragging the sea bottom,
But no more.
I grabbed my keys and jacket, turned, and walked away from him.
I realized the smile on his face was gone, and that I caused it,
Yet I did not stop walking forward…
I merely said goodbye without a glance back in his direction.
I would always love him, I knew, but we simply could not be together.
Not like that, not like that ever again.
He was where he had to be, and I was where I had to be.
Apart. For good.
Only as friends would we ever be united, but no longer as lovers.
My heart had moved on, and I was in love with someone else now.
Someone whom had come to me, whom I met face to face,
Cheek to cheek, lips upon lips, and heart to heart.
Someone whom I would walk side by side with in life,
From this point on.
I knew it was time to move forward, hand in hand, and not look back.