For Every Heart That Beats After It's Broken

You had the sweetest smell I had ever smelled a person have, had the biggest hands you had such big strong hands you broke me but I had no bones, no I had no bones I melt for you, melted for you, dripped from the creases in between your fingers I bent and folded for you

Step 1: Step back.

There’s no need to attach yourself to someone who doesn’t want the company. You can still rise without the sun…

The worst part of a breakup is learning to forget.

I'm no saint. I've made many men suffer, and I've suffered greatly too. The light of love flows out of my soul, but it can go nowhere because it is blocked by pain. Life has been very hard on me, but, at the same time it has taught me a great deal.

Sometimes, what hurts us is what heals us.

It's over. How will I heal now?

Step 2: Rid yourself of jealousy.

It’s a selfish decision. A broken mirror and you have the bad habit of bleeding…

I've always been homesick for a home I've never lived in. I should have known that you can't make homes out of human beings.

How did I allow you to slip through my fingers?

Step 3: Let go...with both hands.

I can't move you have my limbs. I need a home. You need a wife.

I need to be that person, need to wear her clothes, spray the nape of my neck with reason for you to smell, lightly. It’s not the only scent you know but you’re most familiar with it.

Couldn’t we be familiar?

Again?

Over?

Forever?

Step 4: Do not cry.

Our skin stretches. You are durable. Hearts are not durable but we are made of more than hearts.

Step 5: Cry.

I won't miss you for long.

Step 6: Stop crying.

Step 7: Write a letter.

Step 8: Shed your skin.

You can still smell the mistakes, still taste them.

"Every saint has a past. Every sinner has a future." - Oscar Wilde

Step 9: Go vegan.

Step 10: Break things.

Look for the words under crevices and search under the flaps of your skin. Grow new skin.

Step 11: Acknowledge you are broken.

Do not buy glue.

Step 12: Move on, one foot in front of the other.

Don’t trip. Everyone’s watching.

I'll be fine. I should've known better. Note to self: Never love someone who is still in love with someone else.

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