He will be mysterious.
He will seem distant and unattainable,
and then he will woo you
and tell you that you’re different from the other girls.
He will go out of his way to make you feel special.
He will text you at 3PM.
He will text you at 3AM.
He will make you feel like you’re the only one running in his mind.
He will keep you
trap you inside
he will let go of you
without any warning.
He will let his walls fall down
and you’ll feel good about him tearing down his facade for you.
He will make you feel nice and warm inside.
He will kiss your forehead and tuck your hair behind your ears
He will surprise you with beautiful gestures.
He will make you feel that you’re not enough.
He will tell you that you’re
not pretty enough
not smart enough
not feminine enough
not good enough
you’re left broken
You will be a stranger to yourself.
You’re just sixteen and you were meant for greater things.
Love isn’t built for speed, anyway.