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I fell for her - Hard

Belief is drought

I fell in affection
For her face
And her confidence
And her body
Without really knowing
Who she was.
Common amongst the young
But I thought
I knew better.

I guess I was hoping for something different
This time around
Though experience had taught me otherwise
It’s nice to pretend
As we like to believe
In a prime-time outcome
A core that believes
In sunsets
And soothing credit rolls
And breakfast croissants on fluffy pillows.

Yet she was an asshole
Who would fuck her benefactor over
If it meant a tiny step up
Closer to the silver grinning tinsel.

Belief is a long dry creek bed.


  1. A big change of tone at the end. Had me laughing, from surprise, when perhaps I should have been sad for the narrator's anger and disappointment.

  2. Unfortunately, this happens on a regular basis.
    The poem is really good and the photo with the girl crossing her fingers behind her back is perfect.


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