1/7/2018 – “You”
I wrote several poems to You
back in 2007
Seems fitting that 10 years later
I’d pop in to say hello
How have you been?
Still lying to all of your friends?
Still tricking girls into loving You
and then disappearing on them?
You really gave Houdini
a run for his money
Your disappearing acts at least
always had me buying another ticket
The older I got the more I realized
every bit of it was fiction
You’re a story-teller, Aaron
I should be able to forgive that
You just couldn’t help spinning stories
I understand the appeal–
spinning stories is how I got through my teenage years
Stories that you really loved me
or our song wasn’t one you played
for every naïve 14-year-old who’d listen
You had me
and I promised that last poem
was the final one for me
I guess breaking promises
is another thing we have in common
Author’s Note: I really did write several poems titled “You” for this person in my teenage years, so it seemed appropriate to go back to that theme. I know it makes it less relatable for readers, but hopefully you all enjoyed it nonetheless.