Do you tell her she’s the one for you?
Do you call her the fairest of them all?
Not that I care what she’s hearing,
Because she’s just a girl
Who will realize one day
That you aren’t good enough for her,
That she has always deserved better.
But I do want to know
Is she what you wanted me to be?
Has she been worth losing me for?
People tell me I should’ve said something,
That day our paths crossed all alone
But the greatest way for me to say-
Is to say nothing at all.
Nothing to you. Nothing to her.
She is pretty-
Prettier than me?
She is smart-
Smarter than me?
She is talented-
Is she as good as me?
Not that any of it matters
But I just wonder,
Want to know
If I was more like her
Would you have been better?
Are you even better for her
Than you were for me?
Or did you never learn
That you’ll never be happy
If you keep putting yourself
But tell me this-
Because that’s what I really want to know-
Is it any different with her?
Thanks for reading this poem. Here are a few other short pieces I’ve published: