So me and ***** have finally split
after five months together in an up
and down and in and out relationship.
Maybe we never clicked, except at first
in the new glow of love and a special happiness.
I was too open about my past, all letters and pictures
she was free to see.
Julie was too jealous and very argumentative,
we both made errors in the way we did things.
If only this was a dry run,
then we could have done it, but no—
it wasn’t, fate brought us into conflict and it fell
I am both saddened and relieved but five months
has meant a lot to me.
Maybe we can be friends
and overcome our problems—
time will tell.