why you can’t go back…

Photograph by A. Saravia

because you finally got that song back.

because you stopped scanning the crowds for their face.

because you blanked on one of those final numbers to their cell phone.

because you no longer want to bust a cap in someone’s face when they say they think they are in love.

because it turns out you never really liked that place you guys used to eat at together.

because you’re not sure you want to give back that side of the bed.

because you’re waiting to bump into that crush again.

because the last place you expect to see your ex is on your phone screen.

Photograph by A. Saravia

because you’re falling in love with your friends…the way you used to fall for them.

because when you watch love stories, you think ahead.

because as it turns out, this single business is kind of fun. like freshmen in college kind of fun. who knew you’d get to live that out again?

because somehow, it doesn’t matter why they were wrong anymore.

because it ended in a lot of things, but it didn’t end in love.

because you don’t get nervous on their street anymore.

because you had a sip of the happy cocktail and kind of liked the taste.

because it turns out, what made them a little more interesting…was you.

because after the breakup, you finally got to really know them.

because it turns out they weren’t that great after all.

because it turns out you are.


Is this when people usually say, “BOOM?”

Photograph by A. Saravia

Para delante, 


About Antonella Saravia

Antonella is a freelance writer. Graduated from Purdue University, Antonella is based out of New York City and Nicaragua, where she was raised. Follow her via Twitter @tonesaravia & Instagram via @tsaravia.

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