Always has been. With you.
Every time I see your name, or feel your presence nearby, or just hear the sound of your voice, there’s this split second of hyped up consciousness, followed by a grueling number of hours thinking about how best I could’ve been at that situation.
Should I greet you? Say hello, maybe? Should I have smiled at you? To tell you that in these small gestures of mine that I care for you? When I come across you at the halls, must I strike up little conversations, or text you from time to time, so that you would know I’m here?
Well I am here. In this crazy, bordering on pathetic, one-sided freakish love story where I, and only I, am the heroine who musters a brave face and decides to move on. Never to look back. Never to hold on. To the remnants of what could have been a beautiful, beautiful thing called love. Yet here I am still, except that my partner in mind seems to be engrossed in travelling places, in 9gag, and in women of whom I am clearly excluded.
Do you know how painful it is to accept the fact that you don’t feel the same way for me? That you’d rather have me within ten meters’ length from your reach? That you are enjoying the hell out of life while I am here, dreading the moment I would see you again, yet glad in my heart at the same time because at least the proximity tells me we still live in a kind world that can give second chances for poor hopeless romantics like me? No matter how much I try to shed off this stubborn hope for us to be together, to try and save myself some dignity of again falling into the trap of unrequited love, still it holds on. It tenaciously, annoyingly, surprisingly holds on. And I can’t do anything to shake it off.
Believe me. I have successfully convinced myself to disarm from these kinds of traps. From your trap. I read countless tweets of gutsy move-on tips, and articles on how to get up from a heart-scarring phenomenon. But to discover that I only do it to cover up the feelings. To dampen the passion that has grown from the seeds of last year rooted firmly and surely.
These feelings. They make me cry. They bear the truth that indeed, I have grown fonder and fonder of you by the day, regardless of whether I see you or not. Of whether I talk to you or not. Of whether you feel the same way about me or not.
All the more, these feelings make it clear how displaced my love for you is. I, the vessel of romantic emotions, and you, the cold, indifferent one. Poles apart, we are the opposite ends of the spectral love.
Before I used to imagine that I’d come undone in the great name of love. I didn’t hope for this. That I’d come undone in this manner. Because it’s baring the soul out of me with nothing to come home to, nothing to take warmth from. Only sadness and pain.
Yes. There is something worse than pain. More heartless than pain. It’s indifference. And unrequited love is the most hurtful love of all.
This just doesn’t make any sense at all.