Love & Lust • Old Habits Defeat Happiness

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“Too often do old habits defeat happiness.”

He bought me fries and beer. You bought me a three-course dinner.

He showed me his parents’ basement. You showed me the city skyline.

He told me about his night with the “bros”. You asked me about my day at work.

He made me walk home, alone at 4 a.m. You walked me to my door.

And when you took me home, released my hand and said goodnight –

I couldn’t keep a smile off my face.

And wearing the same grin you gave me,

and reliving the night we had,

I picked up my phone –

and told him I missed him.

Too often do old habits defeat happiness.


This image was illustrated in collaboration with Lemon Chicken Por Favor

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  • My heat just shattered into a trillion shards.

  • HEART* I meant heart. Can’t even type properly.

    • Ah! Well I take that as a great compliment. Thank you 🙂

  • The bare naked truth!!
    I have been in this situation and done this, to the point where I lost the guy who truly cared…
    There has to be some way we humans could come to terms with the past and the trauma, for it often happens that in our obsession with the past memories and people, we lose out on the genuine few who are unable to reach us because of the prickly tangles of prejudices that surrounds us.

    Yes this post hits in the feels.

    The Copper Chick

    • I love that. A perfect comment – thank you for sharing! I’ve also missed out on many good things and good people all because of my comfort of my past. Being aware could possibly be the solution. Or we could blame it on ‘timing’. Thank you for reading, The Copper Chick! 🙂

  • What a terrific piece of writing!

  • thegoldhourglass

    The reality of it hit me deep and hard….

    • It means a lot that you could take so much out of it! Despite being a hard feeling to feel, we let it happen all too happen.

  • paigebrown14

    Beautifully done.

  • ecteedoff

    couldn’t have said it any better than this.

  • Luna

    Wow. That was so true and so perfect.