subject line: today.

 

lynchburg, virginia 

June 18th
The day we first met each other.
The day, one year later, when we went on our first date.
The day we celebrated each year of dating.
The day we planned for our wedding to be.

It fits, then, that June 18th would be the day
I finally threw out that old notebook of letters we wrote to each other.
I took those photos of us out of frames in my closet.
I threw away your t-shirt that I still wore sometimes even though we broke a year and a half ago.

June 19th, I went on my first date post-you
I finally learned that I can’t move forward when I’m focused on all that yesterday held.