She smelled like fresh linen and lavender
as we embraced one another with our arms
wrapped firmly around each other as if
we were shielding ourselves from the
Her lips tasted like a sweet mix of watermelon
and strawberries no doubt a result of the lip gloss
she always kept in her purse.
Here I felt safe
Here I felt complete
Here in her arms was everything
I had ever dreamed.
Dreams turned into nightmares
memories forever scattered
on the floor of my mind
like broken glass.
Picking up the pieces
of a life that I left
behind when I allowed
myself to become entangled
in all of your lies.
And despite the many oppositions
from those who have my best
interest at heart
I chose to continue to play
my part in the role never actually
casts for me.
I guess I should’ve read the fine print
because then I would’ve known
that I wasn’t your lover at all
I was just your understudy.