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From Hero to Zero

by Ame Ai

Second date: 10 things in common.
First month: 15 things in common.
35 things checked off my dream list.
You perform your music for an audience of one,
me, because I'm special.
You try to capture these moments in time.
I didn't realize why you had to.

I didn't realize that when I said,
"I love you,"
you muttered, "olive juice" under your breath
because you couldn't love yourself.
I didn't realize that even though I loved you
and liked you,
you just liked me
the way you'd like any one of your harem
of sisters.
When I felt accepted by you,
I didn't realize you were superficial,
petty, and focused on the past.

I thought you would top my list of best boyfriends,
but you ended up topping the list for worst excuses given for a breakup.
For all your fears that I'd be crazy, you turned out to be.
I was shocked, but I didn't bat an eye
or a lash
out at you.
I'm not sorry to have wasted my time,
and definitely not sorry to have wasted yours,
but I won't be wasting anymore
on your desire to have your tiny cupcake and purge it too.

03/13/2018

Posted on 03/13/2018
Copyright © 2018 Ame Ai

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