Broken hearts and shattered dreams
are the stuff of expectations.
they are the trouble after all
if only this . . .
if only that . . .

Daydreams and wishes are wasted hours
today is all we have,
this very moment,
right now
is all that we can truly
call our own
the rest is stuff,
and expectations.

If you must love,
don’t spend it
on the one who hurts your heart
and walks away . . .
that is not love

save it
for the one who will find you
when you are not looking
and for now,
get a dog.

dogs know how to love