he was different
so different from me
he was easy

easy with people
had a way about him
something i never had

i liked to be with him
to be out with him
knowing he would know what to do

what to say
how to behave
things i never seemed to get right

so i lost myself in him
letting him lead me
take me places i was never meant to go

but instead of making me stronger
he slowly chipped me away
one piece at a time

until there was nothing left
but a hollow shell
that has taken years to rebuild

now i understand
that quiet places arent lonely places
and the sweetness only solitude can bring