Love & Lust • Bonded By Time

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“You can convince yourself you can love a person again and again, but one day you’ll learn that love is never the same love the second time around.”

Rekindled love will start off as amazing. You’ll talk about the past.

The love you lost and the love you found.

You’ll laugh about the times you stayed out past curfew, and the times you outran the cops. The times you were apart for days, weeks, or months, and the reasons you always came back. You’ll hear the words that make you weak the smile that brings you comfort.

You’ll remember the first date. The first kiss. The first fight.

But eventually, you’ll remember the last date. The last kiss. The last fight.

The fight you couldn’t overcome.

The words you couldn’t forgive. The happily-ever-after you couldn’t wait to escape. It’s nice when our past comes back, and we once again feel at home; but often, you’ll quickly remember why it didn’t work out and with that, you’ll understand why it never will. You can convince yourself you can love a person again and again, but one day you’ll learn that love is never the same love the second time around.

Sometime’s we’re simply bonded by time.

By the yo-yo of memories we share with a person. We’re left with emotions we can’t run from and feelings we can’t forget and so, we stay long after love’s left because the past is comfortable and the past once made sense.

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