High Stakes

A woman exists who has won my heart
These feelings are unreciprocated.
Trudging along through dates
Leads to more rejection and ghosting

Soul crushing blows
One after another
Loneliness settles in
Do I give up or persevere?

Feelings of apathy
Begin washing over my being
Sequentially, like the ocean waves
Breaking on the shoreline of my mind

Everyone is worthy of love
Or so I thought.
Some are not meant to
Find our other half

Forever forced to play the game
Gambling with our emotions
Willingly playing, even though the
Odds are always stacked against us
Written by BlackBox (Black Box)
Author's Note
Dating in 2023 is a nightmare
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