What is this longing?
there ain’t any love,
no vows are taken,
no promises to fulfill
yet there is a yearning
an unsaid attraction
a defiant bond
should I give it a name and spoil it?
or call it an ostensible existence
of two innate souls
should we drag expectations into this bonding?
and draw curtains to carefree blithe?
Why is this important?
why societal norms bind us to give
every relationship a pretentious frame
Why can’t we love someone without the decree, bonding, and shame?
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