You held on to him like your favorite bra. he was second nature like cream in your coffee. You held on to him like the keys to your car. He was your best friend. You held on to him like those jeans that you wish fit. You loved him unconditionally. You held onto him like a signature. you accepted all his shortcomings when they were forthcoming. you held onto him like your engagement ring.
then you let go of him, gave him to good will. poured him down the sink. threw him out the window. You slid him off your hand, off your heart, and we all heard the metal skip across that wooden table into the trash.