lately, everything's been about you. i'd see "closed" signs on antique shop windows and eviction notices on apartment doors and remember how it felt when you slammed the door on every possibility of us. i'd see pens and papers and stop myself in the bookstore from throwing them on the ground and screaming "i used to be the one you write about". now i just find spare ones in my room that i can cry onto when no one's around. the ink seeps through my fingertips as i break the plastic case of every pen i lay my hands on and it's supposed to make me feel better but it doesn't. it just reminds me of the ink you injected in my veins and no matter how deep i cut i can't get it the **** out.
you grew something inside of me and i swear they're not flowers because they've been flourishing when i water them with *****.
i'd stare at streetlights and remember that one time you told me you'd kiss me under every single one of them but here i am brushing my teeth so hard it bleeds every night because the only time i taste your lips now is when i'm dreaming.
and now here i am trying in vain to paint the sunset with the color of your eyes. i didn't want to forget how they lit up when you said "i love you" but maybe it was just a reflection of how bright mine were when you finally said those three words.
well, to be fair, you only told me you loved me. i guess it's my fault i assumed it meant you'd never leave.