To The Girl Who Thought Romeo & Juliet Were Role Models

Sometimes poetry
is a noose tightening
people into narratives
that are not their own.

Not every great love story
is a castle built on sand
doomed to sink into the sea.

Never forget: He tried to blow you away
but even after purging
the lies he had fed you
your body was still heavy enough
to remain standing.


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