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To all those single people looking for meaningful relationships,
There are times when I wish I could tell you this
Look, but don’t expect this loneliness will magically disappear
I wish you knew how lonely it feels to be with someone
Cause this. This right here
In the center of your chest
The sudden lump that lodges into your throat
Like a fish bone
This is, and will always be
Yours to carry
No one will take it away.
The weight of your shadow
That you carry on your back,
The strange feeling of being a black little mustard seed
Within a huge, sunny field,
No one will be chivalrous enough to say,
‘May I take your baggage?’
Of course, there are times, you know?
Times when you look at a person
The hint of spices in their perfume
Their laughter like the sound of xylophones
The way they seem to understand the reasons
Why you wake up in the middle of the night
Thirsty and alone
And why you tend to feel like crying
Without any reason at times
They may seem to be like the blanket
You’ve been searching for,
The one that you wrap around yourself
And enjoy the winter sun on your feet
They may taste like the childhood mango ice cream
The tangy juice on your tongue
That made you forget that you miss dad
They’ll seem like the perfect piece of the puzzle
That fits into the jigsaw of your heart.
And yet, let me tell you, sweetheart
Everything will be a tempting but sad illusion.
No one fits,
No one will understand your deepest fears,
Or embrace your ugliest flaws
Like those were your most beautiful parts.
No one. But You.