He said he would ruin me for all other men

I didn’t know how true he spoke then


One of the few truths he shared

And not how he meant


But I am not ruined in any way

I am able to live my truth today


I am grateful to be free

Of my insecurity


That an amazing woman might want me

I had them on a pedestal you see


Not seeing the beauty in me

I gave up and gave in


To the easy way out

An out that was in


Afraid to call myself a Lesbian