life is funny that way

I promise to love you for exactly who you are

all your nooks and crannies,

all the white lies you’ll say to spare me,

and even the darkness you carry in your heart

for without it there would’ve never been light

and we wouldn’t have met

because the darkness I used to have

I know you once had it, too.

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Sycophant

You should know by now that it’s just the way things go. they taste the universe inside you and then get comfortable basking in your glow until they decide they don’t have enough light to give back. and yet they still take. your scent and skin and the taste of your lips and give nothing back to fill up the empty space they leave after they take and take your everything away.