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It only took two months
For my whole world
To come
Spiraling
Down
All because
Of
You.

And I don’t know if you have any idea of the roller coaster you dragged me on
Because I was naive and couldn’t see where the tracks led
I couldn’t see that this was a one-way ride
With a sharp drop at the end
I couldn’t see that you made flimsy promises
That would barely last till the next morning

I should have seen it
A long time back
But I’m
Drowning
Now
All because
Of
You.

It’s crazy because I thought you actually cared
But now there’s only dark
Your silence stings sharper than broken crystal
Of course what we had wasn’t flawless
But I never thought it would end like this
This sudden nothingness

I do not blame you
I blame myself
I was
Falling
Fast
All because
Of
You.

I never should’ve expected much
You are cold like snow and I saw something beautiful in that
But it’s not easy to warm a frozen heart
Yours is subzero
And I’m not very experienced
At searching for lanterns in the snowstorm

I hope that you will
Realize I have
Stopped
Hoping
Now
All because
Of
You.

—  Elena Akers