I feel like I’ve been fooled.
Like everything about him
That I thought was true
Is only a facade.
She said.

Where do such words
Of wisdom emerge
From a girl
With only twelve years
Of experience
Of life?

At birth
I had only
To see her face
And know
An old soul
Had come to stay
Awhile.

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