I’m at the crossroads today, one I had been looking for a long time.
I am alone, just as I’d anticipated and just as you had warned me.
The path that I followed was harsh and the one that I will choose is hard.
I remember what you told me, I remember it with every fibre of my soul.
You’re not an inspiration, don’t mistake my words
It’s a lesson learned, to stay clear of the essence of you, remotely connected.
What I found endearing, was a red flag of toxicity, until I tasted it on my tongue
And how I burned.
I’m a phoenix, I rose from the ashes to a new beginning
What will you turn into when you burn? I wonder.