It was unfortunate, as it always was, for her, that she managed to attract the affections of others – but only for a fading moment.
Vigorously, she poured every ounce of her being into them, time & time again, constantly trying to shed the pieces of her that made her so undesirable, slowly undoing herself to please them.
Eventually, everyone grew weary of her inexhaustible tenacity & her ferociously unwavering appetite for attention.
Tired, alone, lost, & permanently broken….
She walked away, a little more shattered each time, still hoping the day would come when she’d no longer be left with that overwhelming inanition.
© Gina Jenkins