somebody once told me I was special: and other bullshit lies

somebody once told me i was special
i should have recognized the deception
by the saccharine aftertaste
those words left on my tongue
but my tastebuds only
noticed the sweetness 

when he spoke of my beauty
i could have looked in a goddamn mirror
instead of just my reflection
in the pupils of his eyes
i should have known they were too small
to see myself clearly

somebody once said my mind was sexy
and my passion inspiring
he said he had never been happier
than when he held me in his arms
he said the world would stop spinning
if we weren’t together

i guess that one wasn’t a complete lie
but it seems the only world that stopped spinning
was mine


December 4, 2019