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Sometimes I wonder
Will I ever know love
Is love even real
In the way that I think of?
I’ve felt I had it in the past
But it was always fleeting
And could something gone so quickly
Truly have meaning?
Am I the real problem
Am I expecting too much
Or have I just been confusing
What I thought was love with lust
I know that it exists
Because I’ve seen it before
Or were those people faking
Do I need to see more?
Do I not really want it
Am I sabotaging myself
Or am I just unlovable
Or is it something else?
Questions without answers
I guess i’ll wait and see
Will I ever know love
Will love ever know me.

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Davon Blackstone

Davon Blackstone is a poet and writer incarcerated in California.