I can spend hours each day
looking at hundreds of faces,
swiping yes or no,
hoping one of them will give
me the life I desperately want.
But I think both you and I know
that won’t happen because
the one face I want and need
will never be there.
When walking along a path,
you may find a rock in your shoe.
It may cause you pain over and over,
until you give in and ignore it
or take your show off and remove the rock.
When choosing to remove the rock,
one must be careful to not pick up
something to cause more sharp pain
like a piece of glass when you
dip your toes back in your shoe.
You may think you were making
your situation better by not allowing
yourself to be burdened by repeated pain
when actually you are opening up
to deeper, intense pain like me.
Don’t be a fool like me.