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Sometimes, self-awareness is also self-punishing.
To know that we’re here, not moving
To know that you’re bound to one direction, and me to another
To know what you want and what you need
To know what I need and what I want
To know that I cannot consistently provide either of those
To know that you cannot consistently provide either of those
To know what you deserve
To know what I deserve
To know that we share such strong passions and emotions
And to know that we cannot be together
Sometimes, the most potent and inescapable way to punish oneself is to just be aware.
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Suddenly, the lights went out. Both were quite thankful it happened. Sometimes honesty travels better through the dark.
We want a new beginning. But is there such a thing?
Because there’s no going back from molten passion and solidified pain.
Maybe I’ll just let the flame flicker.
The other thinks:
We yearn for a brighter glow. But is it worth it?
For when one builds a flame, somebody may get burned.
Maybe I should just keep my distance.
They say it takes around 10 minutes before the eyes completely adjust to the dark. Will it be enough for them to see each other?
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