by Stella X., 14

I made the mistake of trusting you.
I told you things no one knew about me.
You turned your back on me.
You didn’t notice, but I began to fall.
Now, because of you,
everyone knows my deepest secrets.
I hate you so much.
You killed the good left in me.
You are now on your knees,
begging for forgiveness.
I can forgive, but I can’t forget.
I made the mistake of trusting you.
That is a mistake I will never make again.
I thank you,
because you are the one who taught me
that in this world, you can’t count on anyone.
Even your shadow leaves in the darkest of times.

Red Bank, New Jersey