The boy I least expected
Texted me out of nowhere
A rainy day in California.
He said,
“I miss you.”

The right sentiment
From the wrong person.
Feelings wasted on a girl
Who has forgotten how to love.
“Sorry for the
But I cannot learn
To love”
I replied.

And he offered to fix me
And love me
And take me
But I was taken by storm
And surprised.
Someone had cared
And wanted
And needed me
When all I ever felt was

But like chalk on the walls
And a garden hose
There was no way
I’d show him my colors.
I was too done
And over romance
To give him a minute.
I’m busy”
And never


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