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I never wanted to be Juliet.

by joweiah on September 28, 2011   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

Dear Romeo,

I find myself choking on memories at the strangest times of day, and I try to stop myself from thinking: what if? What if?
I can't keep needing you this badly yet simultaneously pushing you away. I can't want to melt into your arms without remembering that once upon a time, you ripped out the happy ending for our fairy tale and threw the pages at my feet.

I can't stop thinking about what might have been, but maybe our story was meant to be a tragedy.

Love, always,


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