december 2011: soulmates? something out of a fairytale! handsome Prince Charming and the sweet Princess are unlikely childhood sweethearts their scripted fate tucked away under my bed. april 2012: soulmates? it’s just like in the fairytales. we flirted with chance but knelt on destiny my eyes were bright and wide as true love’s first kiss hangs promised in the air. april 2013: soulmates? the fairytale wasn’t mine. I tried to fill in the gaps with ice cream and picnics but we were a jigsaw puzzle missing half its pieces. don’t worry, I thought, I am still so very young. july 2013: soulmates? the fairytale forgotten I threw myself at people hardly worth the toss mistakenly discarding pieces of myself I didn’t expect to need later november 2013: soulmates? a fairytale of treachery. you sleeping beauty, wide awake I tore myself to shreds on your wall of thorns tread carefully, for fate is a dangerous game. january 2014: soulmates? a fairytale, for now I cast that suffocating doctrine out of my mind frozen in time, I decided now was what mattered a love like one I’d never felt before beckoned may 2014: soulmates? a fairytale assured I don’t know what the future holds, or how my story will unfold. happiness is everything and care is not for this world. love is abounding and soulmates can wait. october 2014: soulmates? they belong in fairytales. chipped and damaged hearts don’t become more whole just by finding comfort in another broken soul. all the world’s a playground these grown-up children just playing pretend because nothing’s really meant to be after all.