Ask Every Boy I Met After You

Written by Afshan Fatima.


Silver heart tarnished with dark rot,

Memories of technicolour turned grey.

Why can’t I just move on from you?

Others have come and gone,

Each kinder than the last.

Their eyes reach out but cannot hold mine,

I crave the twisted turns of your mind.

What is it about you?

You’re no longer in my life,

You don’t see what you left.

Not the aching destruction and wounded moans,

Nor the ring-shaped hole in my chest.

I’ll never understand.

I’ll never understand why the bar is set in

comparison to you.

Let’s face it, we drove each other crazy,

Insanity was our private love-game.

We drowned in the toxic fumes,

Ignored what everyone was saying.

Maybe we weren’t meant to be,

I guess I’ll never know for sure.

The love I had for you was all consuming,

It could make the cheesiest rom-com throw up.

You’ll always be the best thing to ever happen to me,

You’ll always be the only one that truly fit.

Don’t believe me?

It couldn’t possibly be true?

Ask every boy I met after you.

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