I met you at the start of 6th grade.
I remembered you-we did gymnastics together when we were little
We liked the same books, we both liked cats
Three years later you don’t even acknowledge me
I went to homework club with you
I met your friends-they became my friends
We did everything together
I look at your friend’s phone, but she’s not your friend anymore
Three years later you celebrate your friend’s birthday-on social media saying you two did everything together and you’ve been friends for so long. Didn’t I used to say that about you?
I went over to your house in the pouring rain
We laughed, we talked
I was there to cheer you on as you cheered onstage
Now, I wouldn’t cheer for you
Three years later, weren’t you the one who left me?
At your birthday party with our friends
Opening gifts and squealing with joy
I was so happy to be your friend
Your former friend by my side, she doesn’t know why this has happened
Three years later you broke her heart, didn’t you?
At Halloween together dressed as a lady bug and Maleficent
At our eighth grade dance smiling for the camera
At your birthday, watching your reaction to the gift I gave you
In the same math class, just starting high school
Three years later, why won’t you say hello?
All those memories, now turned bitter
The photos that make me want to cry
You can’t go to my birthday party-you’re already hanging out with someone else.
Was she turning fifteen?
I see you at the football game-we briefly talk, but I know that something has changed
Why weren’t you happy to see me?
Your friend claiming that I was too loud at your party, you know that I get excited
Was that a reason to cut our friendship?
Because to me it isn’t one
Three years later, I meet your eyes, and you glance down suddenly
What was that for?
Was it your parents?
You wanting to be popular?
You becoming a cheerleader?
I want to ask, but I’m scared.
Us in a group in math, you don’t even acknowledge me. I am invisible to you.
Because I didn’t do something wrong
Three years ago we were just starting on a beautiful friendship that would last us through middle school.
Three years later, I am invisible to you and you cut all of your ties
And all I can ask is why.