I could handle being ignored by my family. I could handle being ignored by the other kids at school.
I could handle being ignored when prom came and most girls would rather stay home than go with me.
But your rejection was the final straw.
I won't ask you how many times I was there to help you. I won't point out the twenty I loaned you so you could get something to eat.
I won't bring up the time I dug through trash just to find the ring you dropped.
I won't do any of that because I know you already forgot it all.
I only wanted to be your friend, but for you I was out of sight out of mind. You were polite when we chatted, but you were never the one to start the conversation. Always the one to end it.
If you wanted me gone, you should have just said so. I guess it was better for you to string me along, keep me around if you needed another loan or favor.
Maybe it's my fault too. I couldn't bring myself to break away on my own. I still can't. That's why I snuck into your house. That's why I'm here right now waiting for you to come home.
Once you see me, I'll make sure you will never do this to me again. You will never just take from me and forget I ever gave it to you in the first place again.
What I'm about to give you, is something you can never forget.
You open the door and come in, find the light and turn it on. Then you see me there in the living room, waiting for you, and you scream. Yes, scream. If I could smile I would.
But the noose makes that impossible. All I can do there is hang there from your ceiling while you look and try not to faint.
Now you notice me.