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Irony (n.):
The missed-stair feeling in your gut
at realizing your #1 goal for 2017
related to the person in your life
who only makes you feel second
at best
was the only thing you accomplished.
The numbness of meaninglessness
when he swears the
pictures of bodies
and bodies of text
that are not yours
but still in his phone
are nothing.

Déjà vu (n.):
The phantom ache
that resurrects in your chest
looking at him
and feeling the ghost
of every previous mistake
you’ve kissed
you’ve loved
wished would last forever
even after it rips you apart
because you’re never enough
to be worth staying together.

Redemption (n.):
Loving yourself first,
often.

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