I don’t know her anymore

But I think about her a lot

The girl who changed everything for me

Started as my best friend

Sleeping in my tent all the time

Sharing my clothes and swapping life tips

Balancing each other out

Making each other smile and being there for each other

But some people are compelled to destroy good things

And so she ruined me and burned all my pieces

Dash by day and slash by second

One word at a time, step by step with her knives

Delivered straight to the spine and her blows

Shattering my face every time that I didn’t fight

She was my best friend

Then she spent a year ruining my life and ruining me

It took a lifetime or two

To get back to my feet

To put the lights back in my eyes

To find a life of my own again

To know who I was without the girl I used to be

But here I am now

She hasn’t heard from me in years

But I wish she knew I’m doing better than I ever was

I learned that loyalty can be fractured

I learned that burning bridges don’t need to take down entire cities

I learned that real friends are more valuable than life

I learned that it’s better to stand alone than sink

I learned that reconciliation isn’t always possible but redemption is

I learned that starting again is a sign of strength

And I learned that I am strong now

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