Sunday, March 3, 2013

34 Excuses for Why We Failed At Love

34 Excuses for Why We Failed at Love
by Warsan Shire

10. We covered the smell of loss with jokes.

12. You made the nomad in me build a house and stay.

23. I cut him out at the root, he was my favorite tree, rotting, threatening the foundations of my home.

27. You’re the song I rewind until I know all the words and I feel sick.

30. We emotionally manipulated one another until we thought it was love.

34. I belong deeply to myself.


Note: Listen to this poem. 

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