Miranda on the Pacific Coast 2
Miranda on the Pacific Coast in California (Synch Media)

You asked me to this party, but you don’t want me. You want the girl I used to be — smiling, laughing, bubbly.

You asked me to this party to give me alcoholic drinks. Drinking is acceptable, it drowns reality.

You asked me to this party to prove I hadn’t changed. You think if you talk long enough, I will eventually want to listen.

You asked me to this party, but you don’t want my casserole. It’s too heavy; it’s filling. It doesn’t fit your theme.

You asked me to this party, but you don’t want me. You just want my face; the outline of my body.

You asked me to this party, to this never ending, empty dance. You seemed so surprised when my answer was, “No.”