by H. L., 13

There were two inseparable children.

As time passed by,

they fell for each other.

Or so she thought…

He made her dance in the rain

and locked her heart in a chain.

She felt like she owned the universe.

Who knew it would turn out to be a curse?

His touch closed her eyes and

there he was as she turned blind.

Her eyes couldn’t see all the stains in his lies,

and the games he played in her mind–

blinded by the fact,

that he never did love her.

And so they became strangers,

and she,


she became a stranger,

with half

of a heart.


 Red Bank, New Jersey