You could stay up until 3 in the morning, thinking about how you were the one who messed up things between you two.
You can write poems about him and write in your journal about the time you got so mad at him that you cried yourself to sleep.
You can drag yourself down the hallway, remembering each step you had taken with him in the past, missing and dreading for those walks to come back.

Or, you can forget him.
Forget those words he texted you every night before you went to sleep.
Forget the I love you’s and miss you’s
And remember that one night he called you selfish.
Because if someone can’t love you when you’re in your worst,
They don’t deserve to even cross your mind when you’re at your best.

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Of course, you never really forget anyone, but you certainly release them. You stop allowing their history to have any meaning for you today. You let them change their haircut, let them move, let them fall in love again. And when you see this person you have let go, you realize that there is no reason to be sad. The person you knew exists somewhere, but you are separated by too much time to reach them again.
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Three years later, a new girl sits cross-legged on your bed.
She tastes like a different flavor of bubblegum than you are used to.
She opens up a book that you had to read in high school, and a folded picture of us falls out of chapter three.
Now there are two unfinished stories resting in her lap.
Inevitably, she asks, and you tell her.

You say: I dated her a while back.
You don’t say: Sometimes, when I’m holding you, I imagine the smell of her vanilla perfume.

You say: She was younger than me.
You don’t say: The sixteen summers in her bones warmed the eighteen winters my skin had weathered.

You say: It’s nothing now.
You don’t say: But it was everything then.

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