the painful episode is finally over.
i found someone. she cut off the nasty veins
and removed the nonsense all at once.
either by her very presence
or the little endearing things she does.
her awkwardness in trying to win my affection.
there is a future. a promise in her smile.
i am good now. that thing bothering me for decades
is gone now.
are gone now.
wow. that thing we had.
it was really a bad dream.
have a good life.