[definition: a person who owns something.]

I used to think
my heart was someone else’s
to keep safe.

But,
after You
I met another,
and before I even
let the snowball
start its downhill roll,
I felt a slow,
soft,
realization,
creep into my head:

“I am no one’s
but my own.”

And so,
before I made the same mistake
three times,
I turned away
and left You behind.

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