you no longer have to pretend that your friends like me
I may be...less than universally lovable, but I can (slowly) take a hint
I see the missed invitations, I note the awkward conversation
you no longer need do me the favor of grandfathered relationships that always serve to remind me of my own tenuous status as a person of interest
let it go. it works better when we are honest
and I'd rather be lonely than lonely and embarrassed.