Crushed By A Crush

I liked you;
Everything about you
But you laughed in my face
And told all your friends how pathetic I was

I still liked you
What you did bothered me
But I still liked you
And hoped you liked me too

I gave you the benefit of the doubt
And endured gossip and being made fun of
But one thing I figured out after all these years is that
You are the pathetic one

Not me

kh ’17