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I’m not an empath

by Beau Green 3 months ago in heartbreak · updated about a month ago
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But maybe I should be

Our relationship

Was never real,

It was an idea

It was a fiction

It was a fantasy

That we created around lies

You said that you loved me

And I said I loved you back

But I didn’t

I lied to you

And I lied to myself

How could I let myself lie about something so dire?

About something so sensitive?

Part of that was true though

I did love you,

Platonically

Never romantically

But it's quite hard really,

To distinguish the two apart

It’s a dangerous game

Because you can’t just go around

Saying the L word

Which is the mistake I made

I did just that

I went around saying the L word

And I hurt you

And I didn’t even realize it

I was so unfazed by our breakup

That it made me realize

How much I had to force myself to like you

And how much you cared for me

So effortlessly

Like it came naturally to you

And I exploited that out of you

Which I will admit was wrong of me

But it felt wrong of you

To pile all of those big L feelings into me

It felt unnatural

It felt uncomfortable

And I let you pour your everything out

Only to watch it wash down the drain with ease

I stuck a knife through your full heart

And twisted it with a sick grin

Doing nothing but watch what was once

Become never again

I’m not an empath

I never understood how you could’ve liked me so much

And I still don’t

But I think that’s okay

Because you pushed me to become better

And I pushed you to find better

And we both got what we wanted in the end

We just did it,

In the worst way possible.

heartbreak

About the author

Beau Green

Take a look into my conscious.

A college kid trying out writing.

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