After The Snap

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Frank Ocean, Forrest Gump, my version

I fell for those condescending cheers

You always confirmed my worst fears

That I’m your favorite pastime.

You are always on my mind

Yet I’m always standing in line

We’re not talking speed skating either.

I’m always the bottom feeder

Getting what the others have left behind.

If I’m receiving the brunt of the neglect and
oversight and abuse

You made your life choice

For loving you I make no excuse.

Lovers you’ve had many, I haven’t loved any.

Here I am waiting for you, as you return from seeing the world.

You will always be my girl, Jenny!

Even if you return worse for the wear,

I will be at your bedside as you close your eyes this final time

With a tear in each eye.

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