We are nothing more than the collection of images we keep.

This is one of the many versions of charlene charls.

they say ‘opposites attract’ but i think
people like us fall in love with people like us.
we fall in love with ourselves.
i think it takes more than just anyone
to be with one of us. we see the deeper parts
of people. we long for their souls,
for their gardens of thought,
for feeling their backbone, their spine,
inhaling the words they breathe.
we see more in people because of what we
know ourselves.
i think we fall in love with people like us,
people with beautiful words
and thoughts, and glances at strangers and
artistry. we can’t just wake up
in the morning.
and go to work.
we want to lie in bed,
count the freckles on our shoulders,
how many times a
the window.
we breathe differently, we strive off of beauty,
that’s why we can’t settle,
for just anyone
who’s different. there’s got to be a person we find beauty in.
who thinks, and feels, and
as remarkably as we sometimes do.
i think we fall into people who are a lot like us.
because they understand,
and know the way we experience and feel.
and i think that’s important.
they say opposites attract, like magnets, they’re pulled
from different places, ending up together.
but we don’t need opposites, or magnetic force.
we’re on the same side, north or south,
we don’t need to be pulled together.
we’re already there.


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