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by Violet

I should have kissed you harder. I should have left a mark. I should have shook your shoulders till the world was unbalanced and you listened to your heart.

I should have held you tighter. I should have seen your flaws. I should have urged you sooner to question your absurd definitions of love.

I should have laughed louder. I should have altered the tone. I should have realised there was too much of you I could never own.

I should have looked closer. I should have seen the signs. I should have recognised the lies you told because you thought you were mine.

I should have loved another. I should have made you pay. I should have understood the insincerity and walked away.

I should have cut deeper. I should have dug the blade into my bones. I should have watched the pain flow out and left you all alone.