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So this boy
Tells you he doesn’t love you
Anymore.
And you don’t want to feel the pain.

But the next day,
You’ll brush your teeth extra hard
Till your gums bleed.
You’ll scrub your skin clean
Until it feels raw.
The next day,
You’ll shave your legs
With shaking hands
Until your shins bleed crimson.
You’ll stop eating certain foods
And you’ll swallow down green tea
Fast enough to scald your insides
So you feel better.

So this boy
Tells you he doesn’t love you
Anymore.
And you don’t want to feel the pain.

You’ll clean up your room
Until you choke from the fumes of bleach.
You’ll change your sheets
Three times over.
You’ll light up love letters
And burn your fingers.
You’ll rearrange your wardrobe
And you’ll buy books you’d never read.

He tells you he doesn’t love you anymore
And you don’t want to feel the pain.
So you will go and turn your universe around
And search for the you
He might love.

Change // W.J (via cascadingletters)