Don’t fall in love
Little less hurts than
Trusting an organ that bruises so easily
To the hands of those
Calloused and worn.

Even those
With new palms
Can breathe nothing but poison
If you’re not careful.

Not much else in the world
Can hurt
Like knowing that
You gave your heart away
But someone else merely gave a vein.

And please don’t think
These words are jaded;
We fall in love time
After time
After time

But one day
You will meet your
Happily Ever After
Sitting in the booth at the library
Where you least expect them too
And your heart will be missing a few pieces
From loving others
Who never loved you back.

From thinking you had met your One
But you were only another number to them