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June 15, 2020


the realization that your closest friend has friends closer you them is a punch to the gut. 
something that to you may feel like a bond of steel may be the slightest wisp of smoke, disappearing in the wind for them. 
their life is a masterful tapestry of steel bonds and wisps, while yours is a child's hasty scribble, taking up only a fraction of the page. 
and as one wisp withers away, the wind of sadness arrives, whisking all friendship away, severing your emotional stability. 
and you realize that you are the lone wisp to these people. the irksome stray hair. the vexatious speck of dust clinging to unwanted spaces.
and your confidence is torn like the drywall in an old house. all self-esteem has been kicked in.
these thoughts will bring you to your knees.
so you realize it is better not to dwell on truths like these. 
and float through life.
not sure what this was... or why it's so sad...

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  • Nopenoonehere

    that feeling hurts, realization

    6 months ago
  • black_and_red_ink

    "the irksome stray hair. the vexatious speck of dust clinging to unwanted spaces." This line made me so sad :( . But you did a wonderful job of describing these emotions. You're a great writer, keep it up!

    6 months ago
  • sunny.v

    definitely “the friend left behind” vibes. how lovely in such a melancholy way!

    6 months ago
  • Anne Blackwood

    Oh the third wheel vibes are here

    6 months ago
  • Jasmine khawar

    This is so sad, so true and so neatly written...

    6 months ago
  • inanutshell

    this is really sad but unfortunately very real and true. i can definitely relate :( i love how you've written these, the descriptions are so unique! 'the irksome stray hair. the vexatious speck of dust clinging to unwanted spaces' is really fitting

    6 months ago
  • Deleted User

    Wow! This piece is so beautiful. For the title, maybe use a mix of both?

    6 months ago