Unrequited Love

What do you do when the one you love, loves another?

Do you plead for love, or quietly nurse your pain?

Do you wait in hope, or just simply walk away?

Do you silently pray and wish the ache would just abate?

Or do you gather with friends and drink your sorrow away?

Even though it remains, soon as you wake again

What do you do, when your heart is set upon a lost cause?

Toyin Taiwo, 2020