"Valentine Card 2016"

by Jeph Johnson


"I love you more & more everyday"

She scrawled: "I'm sorry we've been disconnected"

Words of candor sometimes masquerade

As the best way to display rejection


Yes, my Valentine at the bottom read:

"Please never doubt my love for you ❤"

Signed with joy's cute cursive flair at the end

Her "please" became pleas misconstrued.


Now I doubt love all the time

Like it was something I once believed

All the feels that once seemed real

Have become ways I'm deceived


These delusional flashbacks can be

Heartless joy sucked from my soul 

She no longer even thinks of me 

Not once, when once we were close

Author's Notes/Comments: 

2020, because of joy

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