Rushed in the room, as the bell rang
Saw an empty seat next to you but decided to pass
Awkward stares and empty smiles stretched the time
Made my way to the spot I hated
Better than to be next to the person I once dated

From where you sat you could see my discomfort
I could only imagine you caring but I knew you really didn’t
I had to pretend to be okay even when my eyes hurt
Lights from the curtainless, broken jalousie bouncing to the board
From where I sat I could see only the door

Then your other ex busted through it, late as usual
I’d pay to see again, the eye rolls that followed
As your other ex took the seat next to you
In all directions, more awkwardness flew
I could only muffle my laugh putting my tongue on a chew

Hanging out with your other ex was such a classic move
A little low for you but classic, nonetheless
Days after the breakup you’d moved on like a pro
Boy, was I bitter and wanting to make a draw
In all the moves of lowlifes, be at least the creative low

But this was the lesson I had so carefully learned
What happened after breakup the other should never care
I couldn’t help it, though, we were boxed in a room
From my peripheral vision, I could never miss it
The lowliness of it all hissing like snakes

You were never a prize yet I felt like I needed to compete
Hated that feeling and yet you seemed to like them
I swore you were enjoying all that attention drew
Basking in every glory your ego could take
Babe, that was something I could never make

So what really went down I would always say was your fault
While I was good at playing the victim so was at decoding your gait
Cheating was the crown that never looked good on you
But who was I to say when you had worn it so proudly?
Draped with lies and adorned with broken promises did it, honey.

Author: Mark Atong

If he is not taking advantage of his skills on full-time IT employment, he is going different places and hopefully making his mother proud. He believes writing is his passion; but it has yet to prove to pay his bills. He is a fun-loving individual who would rather stay at home reading books and catch-up on episodes of TV shows.

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