But I’ve never had to get over somebody like you. Somebody who was never mine to begin with, but felt so much like a part of my life.
It wouldn’t have mattered if I loved you harder, if I gave you more, if I tried harder to keep you happy. It wouldn’t have mattered because I realized that nobody can steal someone from you.
Maybe we were “grey”, maybe we were “just friends”, maybe we were an “almost”. And maybe that was okay for you. It wasn’t for me.
We curate the right text responses, we choose the right Snapchat filter, we wait the appropriate amount of time before sending a text back. Ironically, we check our phones constantly for a reply, feeling invalidated if none comes our way.
The saddest thing I discovered through all of this is that I was wrong. Just like Tom in 500 Days of Summer, I had missed one key thing that made all the difference.
It’s ironic, isn’t it? You are moved on by now and the thought of me probably never cross your mind anymore but I still think of you.