You are the only one to make me cry.
I don’t think that’s a good thing.
Yet I don’t understand why I can’t let go.
I am not ready
for you to say
my name next
to verbs that
are past tense.
I’m afraid of
a lot of things,
I am afraid of
unraveled by you,
and you finding nothing
you want in here.
You have to learn how to care about people without taking on all of their problems.
—Phylicia Rashād in The Cosby Show (1987)
Growth is painful. Change is painful.But nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don’t belong.