Upstart Girl

The upstart girl
void of stars in the eyes,
she needs to be hated
to feel good inside.
She’ll push us aside
because she doesn’t want to feel
we need her
she’ll make the perfect excuse why
we need to up and leave her.
It will never matter how we feel
when we fell in love,
she can’t help us.
The girl needs no one
and yet, she has more friends
than the rest of us combined.
She spends most nights
selectively going through
the songs that make her dance
when she’s high and drunk.
Still, there are easy things
she prefers we watch someone else,
just the select few are allowed
to gather around and witness
her most cherished side.
With eyes squarely on her
the one in a million girl
that no one hasn’t really noticed
can’t quite get to the place
where she can return
the love and devotion shown.
It would be better if,
you just got up and turned
run away before
your eyes settled on hers.

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