Poem: This Place

I need to stay, but I also need to go.

The pain of this place is better than the love it gives.

I need to stop the crying and embrace the moon.

The stars have given me scares, and the stares bring me to tears.

I do not know why this love is no more.

The pain is my friend and I do not want to see it go.

It has shown me the ways to grow.

It has also shown me that the wind does not always move the trees.

I think I must go but staying is worth the beating that hurts the heart.

I have given up on this place.

This place that no longer serves the food for my soul.

We grew apart and that was for the best.

I will always love this place, even if it hates me.