Your New Girlfriend

Sophie Mihailidis

Young girl, brushing pink dust
Over her cheekbones
Under bathroom lights, where I once stood,
Redressing at your request

Nervous and bothered, she sweetly
Enters the room holding your hand
Wearing a fake smile

Gritting her teeth at the mention of me
Immaturity gets the best of her
Red-faced, she is forced to
Listen to our stories
From people who used to know us
Ripping you apart with her words
In the car on the way home,
Every shred of your past concealed
New girlfriend
Don’t forget who you are