I can’t read anything to do with love

I can’t read anything to do with love,
anymore.

Love poems – essays – song lyrics –
They are only words that
try too hard.

It is far too common to
miss someone
and put it into words.

I am ashamed;
I once felt this way.

I am bitter;
I no longer feel connected.

I am disdainful;
No words will never measure up to
what I felt about you.

Even the words I used to write about
you.

Perhaps, I am afraid;
I’m not ready to feel this way again.

(These are all untruths.
The truth is that I find no joy in reading
something I do not already feel.
And I am not already in love.)

 

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