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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.

Disclaimer: The views in this article are those of the author. Prison Journalism Project has verified the writer’s identity and basic facts such as the names of institutions mentioned.

Davon Blackstone is a poet and writer incarcerated in California.