To all young people considering returning to a boy who forfeit his right to be called a boyfriend
I have some advice
Don’t be sorry and don’t be desperate.
Ask instead what he ever did to deserve you crawling back like an insect when you both know you are stronger and bigger and wiser than he could ever hope to be
Don’t lie and don’t make promises.
How dare you even write ‘i love you’ or ‘i’m sorry’ in any of those texts you know you’ll never send, don’t ever sink to sentiment and submission so swiftly again
Don’t beg and don’t haggle.
You may be soft, but so is a feather, and even they know when to fly away
Take wing, and so leave him with regret
Don’t cry and don’t say things you’ll regret.
In fact, don’t say anything at all
wondering why he did it
trying to solve him like a puzzle
allowing him to become an enigma that infects your bones,
labors your breathing,
drowns the oxygen out of your mind
and threatens to destroy you worse than he ever could
let it go.