April 5, 2017: Ex's & Ghost Friends

Ex-boyfriends are vastly complicated.
They steal your heart,
crack it piece by piece
Toss in apologies and overused "I'm sorry"'s
then they break, crush, and stomp
on your heart
then two days and two bottles
of vodka later, they ask to go out with you again.

Ex-best friends are the worst.
First, they smile at you
and invite you in with their clique.
You are hyperventilating over
the rare opportunity this friend gave you.
They never let you forget.
Years go by,
you feel "ghosted" by them.
They lie, cheat, and backstab
their way to a different group
of friends, leaving you pretty much
stranded.

Amanda Hansen

Amanda B Hansen is a writer & poet who currently resides in Omaha, NE. 
She is a recent graduate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha. She holds a Bachelor's in General Studies. Her certifications include English, Music, & Creative Writing. 

Amanda currently splits her time being a full-time Customer Service Adviser at her local Walgreen's, and being an Editor/Social Media/Writing Contributor for Fine Lines Journal in Omaha.