Gotta Have It This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

Do I really need you,
Or am I just being apprehensive of being alone.
Because we’ve been together for way too long
And I seemed to have built my life around you.
But thank you for tearing those walls down,
Thank you for showing me that
You never truly know someone.
Thanks for leaving me bitter about
This chemical imbalance called love.
And thanks for drawing that distinct, bold line
Between infatuation and devotion.
You’ve clearly pointed out who I can depend on
And now that we’re finished,
Just seeing you leaves a sour taste in my mouth
And two hands around my neck.
I despise looking at you, at your eyes.
They used to have a captivating radiance,
But now their luster is dead.
Yet, getting over you is the hardest thing
I’ve ever had to pretend to do.
But the sun still rises,
And the stars still shine.
And each day gets a little easier.
Because I’ve realized I’m walking
In one direction, and you’re walking in the other
I just hope while you’re walking ... you trip and fall.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.

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Lily">This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
yesterday at 2:00 am
i love this so much!
Gina said...
Dec. 5, 2010 at 2:44 pm

I adore this.

You are fantastic. Keep it up.

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