The Art of Letting Go (to Heal a Broken Heart)

by Humble the Poet, author of Unlearn “Things come apart so easily when they have been held together with lies.” ― Dorothy Allison I loved him like a brother, and he treated me as such. He told me I was a genius and that the world needed to hear my music. He was a ball of passion, and when he spoke it always felt like a battle cry to fight for a better life. I was working as a teacher, spending my summers with struggling artists who gave me that energy and community I craved. When I met him in Toronto, I felt like I found new family in my own hometown. His family wasn’t so abundant—his parents struggled with …