This Is How You Will Get Used To People Leaving


You’d think by now I would’ve learned
The way this always goes.
But no matter the amount
Of passing time–
I open myself again.
I give nothing at all,
Or everything at once.
People don’t seem to stay,
I can’t depend on anyone
So I leave before feelings set in.
And when I find myself affected,
I assume it’s too good to be true.
So I swallow my tears,
I take a deep breath
And put my tough girl face on.
I want to be something to someone
But I don’t know if I can be held.