You were my soft spot
Crawled under my skin unannounced
Changed me without so much as a heads up.
You’ve created a new and improved version of me
Made me grow up and open my eyes to a brave new world
You’ve made me bolder, stronger
You’ve led me right here, to this moment
And for that I’ll forever be in your debt.
But you’ve also torn me to shreds.
Stretched and pulled and twisted
Squeezed out every drop that was left of me
Piece by piece,
Until there was nothing left
But your creation –
New and improved.
And then, when there was no more to be done
When you’ve gotten to know every part of your new creation
When it was finished
You were my best friend
But my worst enemy, too.
A skilled thief.
I could never hate you
But I hope you could understand me when I say
Sometimes I wish I could forget you.