I told myself,
“I am a repelling monopole”.
People were like iron,
And I let them be, for once.
It was impossible,
Making them go away instantaneously.
Something I couldn’t bear myself.
And then this act of love, I’d turn against me.
Almost as if in what seems a jiffy,
There would be some permanence in people.
But once permanent, I’d only repel.
You were always there, just watching.
So closely, yet far enough for me to notice.
As if enlightened, you said,
“Monopoles don’t exist, princesa.”
That caught me off guard, and I swallowed.
Swallowed my pain, thinking of the regretful memories.
“There was nobody you ever repelled,
You push, you bring back.
You cry when hurt.
So, tell me why do you hurt?”
There was nothing but a deafening silence.
I was at loss for words, but you never seemed to be.
“You’ve been hurt far too many times,
Have a broken trust-tell me, twice or ten times?”
His utterance just irked me.
Not wanting to confront,
Hiding my tears,
I tried to run away.
“Never been the rude one, have you?”
Pain gripped me, and I stopped.
I wanted to let it all out,
But again I shut down.
Started walking forward again,
I never looked back.
Never saw you again,
But didn’t fail to hear your last words,
“You’re a magnet that can attract, that only attracts.
You aren’t a monopole, let alone repelling.”
“‘Cause princesa, monopoles cease to exist.”