"What is the name of a place that everyone can see is burning, but no one can feel the effects of the smoke or the heat of the flames except the place? And that place is not a place but a person and that person is the I in my poems. Only it's my real-life body that aches, and isn't that love not being able to see the explosion even though you are the one holding the bomb and the bomb is also you?"
—Sabrina Benaim (@badass_sab), from "Unrequited Love in 9 Parts"
Photo: "Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris on fire" by Nicolas Liponne
Sometimes, somethings are not meant to be for forever. Sometimes the forever is just for a few months. But that's fine.
Where,I never wanted to give up, I had to. Call me selfish but I was tired of having sleepless nights thinking about mending the things; I was tired of waking up with swollen eyes and most importantly I was tired of shaping myself the way you wanted. Believe me, it took me lot of courage to move away from you. I am grateful for the moments we spent together. My feelings eventually died for you realizing the fact that you didn't even notice that I was tired of trying; I was giving up. Feelings for you were making it miserable for me to breathe. And then when even my tears dried up, I decided to give up and move away.
"When people speak, listen carefully and pay particular attention to what they are not saying."
—Wayne Gerard Trotman
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