it was the you when you were thirteen, right? the one who fell in love for the first time with the guy who said he liked you first, the you who thought you'd win a prize someday & do something to change the world
it was the you from when you were fifteen who started drinking at parties even though you hated how alcohol tasted & the one who danced so desperately to make a tool notice you
maybe it was also you who wished you had your best friend's parents instead of yours on your sixteenth candle & then cried at night for even thinking about it
was the seventeenth version of you who kissed so many unfamiliar lips that forgot how caring tasted? or, the one who swore on blood to never get hurt again so you started hurting them first?
there are twenty one "you" already so you place them all in a table, only to find out you forgot to wash all the dishes before setting them, so you begin asking how they've been but you already know the aswer since no one has even tried to touch the cutlery