Julianna Patterson


a bullet that rippled
ripped apart my life

ripped apart my feelings
ripped apart my relationships
ripped apart my future

changed me for the worse
or for the better
I’d say that hopefully,
with much thought,
for the better

others would disagree
they say I’ve changed
that I’ve been ripped apart

you say I can lay my head on you
you say I can trust you
you say you’ve changed

but how true is that really
when you’ve ripped me apart