The Truth Is... I Love You

the truth is... i love you. 

i love you for breaking my heart that day, that hour, that ever-lasting minute
when the days were much cooler
and the leaves of dense forest trees
were changing to a deep amber colour.

i love you for loving me less as the years went by, 
for teaching me that i needed to
love myself
and to be my own
best friend. 

i love you for blaming me for your brokenness
and in breaking me
to the point of revealing that
what i really was
was your reflection, 
and you

i love you for questioning with deep uncertainty the validity of my life path,
for bringing my self-confidence so low
that the only direction
I could continue in
was up. 

the truth is
your lost soul
was really
my own

waiting to be set free.