north hall lobby

my entire life is a poem
and i’m sure i’ve written
this one at least once before
but i don’t know the rules

i learned them once
in a class at a college
that i couldn’t afford
where i met him

just days before i swore
i’d never fall in love
a boyfriend would ruin me
it almost turned out to be true

he stayed up late
five or six days in a row
just to spend time with me
i was doing exactly the same

we sat in a closet
based on a lie i told
because i wanted to be interesting
built so much on that lie

that night we decided
to jump off a cliff
hand in hand
and start something new

it was dangerous
from the very first moment
i saw him
barefoot and innocent

*In response to Chaos.

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