man wearing black shirt and pants

She didn’t show up

She didn’t show up for a date we had planned
I imagine the worst and feel bad
My first thought is wondering why I have been canned
Then I learn about the crisis she had

My friend didn’t call and didn’t send word
Didn’t I do everything I should
I’ve always treated him like he was preferred
And now he treats me like I am no good

My first reaction is to imagine the worst
It’s so clear, that’s what it must be
But what really happened never is what I thought at first
It hardly ever is about me

I’ve done this for years and haven’t learned yet
I still have this negative reaction
I work myself into an emotional sweat
Over something that never even happened


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