So It Goes

"Life is what happens when you're busy making plans."

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You would have benefited to know

That she would pierce your heart,

Not with weapons, nor violent force.

But through words and gestures,

Some said without remorse.

A carelessness toward love

That spread like cancer.


Dear past-self,

She sleeps in your subconscious

Not in your heart.

Carefully nestled in an illusion

Between what was,

And what could have been.   


Now let time heal your wounded heart,

But you could have saved yourself the trouble

By knowing there is no stop

When you press start.

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Everyone, at some point in their lives, wakes up in the middle of the night with the feeling that they are all alone in the world, and that nobody loves them now and that nobody will ever love them, and that they will never have a decent night’s sleep again and will spend their lives wandering blearily around a loveless landscape, hoping desperately that their circumstances will improve, but suspecting, in their heart of hearts, that they will remain unloved forever. The best thing to do in these circumstances is to wake somebody else up, so that they can feel this way, too.
Lemony Snicket, on love.

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