For as many times as he said it

The truth lies in the night he walked away

Not even looking behind him

To see the mess he was leaving behind.

He didn’t love her enough

To stop talking it up with other women

To stop lying to her about it

Or to stop it from destroying their relationship.

He didn’t love her enough

To stop drinking

So she didn’t have to hide from him

When his demons came out

After he had one too many.

He didn’t love her enough

To stop himself from having that affair

The one he said he quit

But really didn’t.

He didn’t love her enough

To not hurt her

To protect her

To not let her walk away

To try to stop her from destroying herself

To save her from a life she hated

To save her from the bottle she was drowning in

To make what was important to her

Important to him.

He didn’t love her enough

To stay.

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