Once upon a time,
I used to think that the world revolved around me.
But then I grew up,
And learned about loss and love and the things
That can break a girl’s heart if she isn’t careful.
But I was careful!
I tried my best to be a good little girl,
And do as I’m told, and not break any of the rules.
Yet somehow I still stumbled when I saw you,
On that hot Summer day, in the middle of July.
You threw everything I thought I knew
Into a river of uncertainty and doubt.
I should have known better than to follow
In your shadowy footsteps.
I should have been better than the girl I was
When you were around to watch me.
But I fell into chaos, into disaster;
You captivated me in a most terrifying way.
I watched my world spin out of focus,
And I lost myself in the act of loving you.