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I plucked the petals off the flower too fast,
but that didn’t seem to phase you.
I tore my heart into pieces to patch yours,
but you decided to bleed anyway.
I threw myself in front of the bullet for you,
but you then befriended the gunman.
I starved myself to make sure you had food,
but you wasted it and let me starve.
I told you everything I felt, deeply ashamed,
but you cut me where you left off.
I trusted you and shared more than secrets,
but you only cared about yourself,
but I learned from my mistakes and rose up.
I learned to fly when I couldn’t walk,
but I know I can fly higher than I already am.
I remembered how it feels to breathe,
but I can’t say the air gets clearer over time.
I know that I can be the strong person I see,
but I want to believe that I’ll rise up to the occasion.
I know you were toxic and fatal to me,
but I just loved the electricity sparked by love.