• nichole posted an update 6 years, 6 months ago

    I cried, once, when a girl at the grocery
    smiled at me, her eyes full of unbridled kindness,
    the kind you could only get from strangers
    who’d never had to offer you their sympathies
    or pick you up, drunk, wailing on the sidewalk at 3AM
    because the only person who’d ever meant anything to you
    had just left you, exposed and raw and staggering,
    in a bar in a town you hated and had always hated
    but suffered through because of him.