Meandering Thoughts

On waking one morning

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Loneliness can grow until friendships no longer fill the void.
Yet fear of opening to a new relationship can stop us taking any steps
Toward filling the void, beyond admission that it joylessly exists.
Fear of rejection, fear that we have misunderstood what we felt.
Doubts of our ability to make anything good last,
When our histories have included painful endings
After seemingly perfect…