Who do you write your love letters to? (a poem)

Title inspired by a tumblr post by Vasilina Orlova…

I dedicate my words
to the ones I love
who I would be with today
had I not chosen the path
of least resistance

I dedicate my words
to the ones I love
who I am not with today
because I expected more of them
than I did of myself

I dedicate my words
to the sense of defeat
I have never been able to pacify
despite giving in to it
on a regular basis

I dedicate my words
to the bitter truth
that takes its sweet time
to confirm or deny
every assumption I test

I dedicate my words
to healing self-inflicted wounds
some of which flinch under examination
while I still have time
to dedicate to my words

(28 July 2017)

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