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The Indifference of the Heart

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Ms. Levine

I reject romance

because love is just a distant friend

I don’t mind not having a lover

my melancholiness and regret at its end

 

people sometimes say I’m too happy

but then complain when I’m a cynic 

I’ve learned that false positivity is valued more

then negativity that’s acidic

 

I am a moth and not a butterfly

I am someone that doesn’t fit in 

someone that doesn’t crave companionship

someone that sees the good through the sin

 

I seem to crave pain 

but not in a masochistic way

but in the way of someone desperate 

to feel ok again 

 

I know that I am loved

even though sometimes I am alone 

one day,

I will learn to love myself

and then

I will love the world, as I see it

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Ms. Levine, English Teacher and Advisor
Ms. Levine teaches 9th and 12th grade English and is passionate about creative writing. She has experience as a freelance writer, has published creative nonfiction essays and is working on a novel. She hopes to help students discover their voices and help nurture a new generation of writers.
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