Stepping stone

You’re not a mistake
You’re a stepping-stone.
For me to rise up
I’ll need to drown you

I’m a dot in time
You have already
forgotten my face
But I still know you

You can just pretend
To get one with life
But I know you hurt
Just as much as me

It’s a pain to say
How sorry I am;
How much I still feel
But I must… be free