you had never been loved properly
and that made you cruel,
you cut people open,
ripped them to shreds,
just trying to find something
to make you feel whole,
to make you feel happy.
you threw yourself into people
so that you didn’t have to deal with yourself,
so that you didn’t have to be alone
but you took people by the heart
and crushed them
because no one taught you
how to love another human being
but worst yet
no one taught you how to love yourself.