That’s all I want to be
Except it’s not.
I’ve just learned to make the best of what I got-
Which is nothing.
I see the empty promises you make
The obligatory smile
The curt nod.
But in the end I’m not part of your tribe-
Just an outsider looking inside.
I’m that puzzle piece
Cut a little too jagged to fit in
The one you never acknowledge as a friend.
I’m the person you need when you fall
But once I help you stand
You let go of my hand
Leaving me alone
To watch you walk away.