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Whoever said,

"What you don't know

can't hurt you."

didn't understand that 

it can hurt not to know,

to reach for something,

feel it rest against your palm

like a wish you didn't know you made

or a dream you didn't think could be

until it slid away.


So I am tired

of the Almost-Loves

that hurt more than


because the idea

of loves

and lovers

that MightHaveBeen

somehow cuts

even more 

than a love that 

once was;

that wish, that dream

sliding past

a wrist


Created: Mar 22, 2014

Tags: poetry, almost love, free-verse, almost love, love, thoughts, heartbreak, grief, musings, almost, emotion

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