The False Mirror You Created

New York City Diptych – Laurel Caplan
Ava Kate Wall

I will never understand what I’ve done to deserve the pain I’ve felt, 

the pain you’ve caused.

I’d like to think that I was worth more to you

than unsent messages and unspoken words.

I molded myself to you in hopes that you would stay,

and now that you’re gone, I don’t even recognize myself. 

But you didn’t mean it…