slow burn

could this be forever?

no matter what, inseparable

but then one thing happened

and it started a slow burn

you said something that stuck

and I spiraled

uncontrollable, in a free fall to earth

when I wake up, you’ll be gone

forgetting all that was said

and I’ll learn to forget too

the slow burn

of an extinguished flame


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swipe left

mindless scrolling

no type in mind

just not THESE types

left, left, left, left

accidental right, left

then a pause

your blood starts to flow again

suddenly energized by new thoughts

a profile, 

a tiny glimpse into their world

you begin to imagine how well you’ll fit

it all makes sense

the hours of scrolling suddenly worth it


you swipe right

and then…nothing

they swiped left

mindlessly scrolling

no type in mind


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