Art by Eloise Griffiths Da Costa

i promise

by Phoebe Au


 

I'm sorry I wasn't 

the sweet little girl 

you once loved 

I'll be good and I promise 

I'll be better than this 

I won't cry when 

 

you break 

my 

pride 

 

I'll stay 

silent 

 

as the ground 

 

eroding 

 

 

beneath 

 

 

 

my 

 

 

 

 

feet 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I'll stay silent. 

 

 

 

 

 

Though you break my pride, 

I won't cry. 

 

I know I'm better than this. 

 

And I'm sorry 

that the sweet little girl 

you once loved 

will never return. 

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