5 7 5, 5 7 5, 5 7 5

johnny depp said that if you're in love with two people at the same time, pick the second one, because if you really loved the first you wouldn't have fallen for the second. i guess maybe that's true and i guess maybe i need to let you go, not because i've fallen for someone else, but because i've fallen for the idea of something that we can never ever have together. we just can't. a prompt i had for a writing assignment was to write about someone i once loved, but love no longer, in the form of a three haiku sequence. it's not that i don't love you, but it's not the right kind of love, and i'm trying to free my heart because it's gotten so heavy. i'm sorry.

i shook my hair down
hoping you would find me some
sort of beautiful.

your eyes saw me but
there's more to me than the things
that you can hold, touch.

i guess i had hoped
your eyes saw deeper than that.
i know i was wrong.

(do you go back and count all the syllables every time you read a haiku? yeah, i do too)


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