This love comes in a way that magnets come together
It comes with such strength it is impossible to pull away, even with the cracking sounds warning me with every collision.
It's when the first visible chips fall off that I understand the damage already done underneath, like a bone bruise that never had the chance to heal.
Scrapes and dents from all the years of careless adventures, no padding.
Like bulletproof glass before it finally gives in.
Like the cracks in my teeth that I could only see when my dentist showed me the X-rays.
Years of grinding and stress builds up over the years and you can’t see it until the pieces fall away.
My worst nightmare has roots in my reality, roots that were hurting and screaming from the pressure that I ignored.
I put the pieces back with glue, its hard to hold them still long enough to dry with just two hands.