“I fell in love with you.”
That was your worst mistake
I was more lost than Alice
And madder than Hatter
And you got close anyway
Like a fool does every time
Don’t get me wrong now
I came to adore you too
But you know what else I adore?
What I love the most actually.
My own best interest realized.
I showed you pleasure
You should have known
That I’d show you every pain
Just in the interest of self-protection
I’ve always known this
Only here’s the thing
I had a decent childhood
A happy one even
But there’s this place
An island where everything lost goes
So I thought I had found my soulmate
I gave him the pieces of my self-respect
That I saved just for me
And the next thing I know I’m waking up
In these shallow waves on the beach
Of that island
Like I said before: LOst Alice and mAd HaTTeR
But there’s more to my story
I have a fondness for survival
And Hatred is a powerfully demanding mistress
Then there’s Revenge with her fangs
Last but not least we have this process, my pet project
Self-discovery. Nobler pursuits evade the mind.
Do you see? I’m a noble villainess.
Does that make me the real villainess?

Photo by Matt Helbig on Unsplash

Thank you for reading “Mistakes”. If you enjoyed it, you’ll like this one, this one, and this one. Or, if you’d like a change in pace here is a two part poem exploring personality.

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