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July 04, 2022

An Open Letter to a Closed Heart

By John Patrick Robbins

An Open Letter to a Closed Heart

I'm sorry that I have no room for nobody else besides the pain, the page, and the bottle ...

My road is forked and moves towards damnation and with any chance of happiness long since put in my rearview.

You were my last stop off from this long journey into nothing.

A thought I only wish I could have held onto.
But a truthful soul is often found alone.

We both knew what it was.
And we both allowed it to die.

I won't beg for your sympathy yet you linger within my heart.

I am a highway unending that cuts through the darkest night.

If you ever question, did I ever truly love anyone?

Go look in the mirror and realize I never stopped, I just can never stay.

We are both fools.

I would cast this shit aside in a second but I know you too well to beg.

You played this hand as well.
The house always wins and love never lasts.






Article © John Patrick Robbins. All rights reserved.
Published on 2020-04-13
Image(s) © Sand Pilarski. All rights reserved.
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