Today’s Mistake (Poem #3)

Caring has become so rare
people mistake it as flirting
or simply needing something

Loving has become so rare
that people carry around checklists
of distorted standards
blinded by what society thinks is lovable
everyone unqualified
are mostly left alone

Generosity has become so rare
people only give for the sake of credit
and getting back

Before extending a hand
one must first ask
“What’s in it for me?
More money, probably?”

Most of the time
we genuinely care, love, and give
only on the verge of losing someone

But we can’t tell someone’s fate
we can’t know when we’ll lose them
so most of the time,
we are all too late.

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Forever Winter

Just reading and writing my way out of this messy adult life! I have transitioned from having piles of notebooks stacked underneath my bed from writing on the internet and allowing people worldwide to read.

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