"Just Tear Me Apart"

Tear me apart

You just tear me apart

Do you even know what love is?

That word; one syllable

Leaves a sickly, bitter taste on my tongue

That word means nothing to me

Not anymore.

You say, "I love you"

I thought you'd meant it

Your sad, sorry cry out

Weren't you a friend?

Someone I could count on?

But I'll hold in these tears

I'll say, simply, "No, I'm fine,

I'll be alright."

And yet

You'll know, through it all

How hurt I am

You know me too well

I'm just an open book