They say acceptance gets easier with time, that and grief.
But it’s not the truth.
And whoever said it was living in denial.
Just like I am now.
I’m pretending that it’s all a dream, that I fell asleep at my desk.
But it’s staring me right in the face, and I can’t look away.
I think back to fond memories, but now they’re muddled and gray.
They no longer comfort me.
I’ve cried for hours upon days upon weeks, but nothing can ease my pain.
I’m haunted by the bitter words I last spoke to you.
They will stay with me forever.
I’ve heard that acceptance gets easier with time.
But there isn’t enough time in the world for me to get over this.
I pick it up, a ring weighted with so many possibilities and so many broken promises.
I tried to give this to you to keep for eternity, but we weren’t meant to be.
They say grief lessens over time, but I’ll leave this earth before it happens.