today you are not texting back your friends
even when they say
that they are filing a missing person’s report
You start to wonder why you were so afraid before. All those years, running and hiding from love were such a waste. Maybe this can be a good change.
This experience allowed me to open up and be vulnerable in front of people I didn’t know, which was something that I had always struggled with.
But this time I don’t want to run
There is something about you that makes me want to plant my feet on the ground so that they don’t act as skyrockets
Fall in love in bookstores. Fall in love on the train. Fall in love in cafés in all the different countries you’ve visited. Fall in love twice a day. Fall in love for the sake of falling in love. Remind yourself that it is just a passing fit.
I started having doubts about nearly everything. I started to wonder what it was that made humans feel complete. I wondered if there was some underlying reason I did not.
This world is enormous and magnificent, and it’s so easy to meet people in all the different parts of it. Now, even after my journey is over, I often think back to all of the things that people have said to me in the past that almost made me want to stay.
I don’t want to wait to give you my body and my heart and my mind simultaneously, because I am not the misunderstood girl who is afraid to let you in.
I know that the love I wish we could have had was as unattainable as the strength we had in us to hold on.
You are stuttering apologies that follow “I love yous” that I never really believed. A choke chain around my neck. Oceans away, and I can still feel you pulling on it