Don’t be disillusioned by the concept of
a soul mate.
Everyone’s path in life is different.
How could we all-
7 billion strong-
each have a person that is “the one” for us?
Don’t drink that Kool-Aid.
It’s infused with
the delicate petals of roses
that were grown inside a greenhouse--
because they never had a
cool evening breeze to ruffle them up
or had the unfiltered light of the blazing summer sun
beat down upon them.
That Kool-Aid has extra sugar-
to mask the bitter taste of disappointment
that has leeched itself from the fingers
of the jaded-but-devoted,
who clench their cups between their palms
as if they will finally reap its benefits
if they can only hold on tight enough.
Sometimes, ya just gotta let the emotions out.