Projection From My Past


You aren't him.


Your smile isn't his.


You don't look at me

the way he does;

you don't talk to me

the way he does.


You'll look at me,

and I'll see him staring back.


You'll say something

that makes me laugh,

and he'll be playing 

through my mind.


It's going to take a while

for me to get over him.


So for now, 

I'll keep you here

though it isn't fair to you.


I need to know that

someone else can love me.


The hope is that one day

I'll realize you are

better than him.


But until that day comes,

you'll be competing 

with a projection from my past.

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Inspired by: "Sunburn" by Ed Sheeran

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It is honest. But don't tell him. Glad we got this settled - tee hee hee. :D