me. 5 years ago…
me. 5 years from now…
a much happier me…

and you.
but only if you’re someone I’ve never met before
and only if you haven’t broken any hearts
and only if you can teach me something about life and love
and only if you aren’t confident that you can teach me about life and love
and only if you listen to what I have to say about life and love

even if it’s total bullshit

because my life is merely one event after another and another
because it’s all me perpetuating the turmoil
because I take hearts
and I break hearts

and I somehow manage to honestly feel like it was mine that got broken all the while

funny how that works
funny how I come to that realization after a lifetime of broken hearts.