Have you ever been in love?  Horrible isn’t it?  It makes you so vulnerable.  It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means that someone can get inside you and mess up.  You build up all these defenses, you build up a whole suit of armor, so that nothing can hurt you,  then one stupid person,  no different from any other stupid person wanders into your stupid life. You give them a piece of you. They didn’t ask for it.  They did did something dumb one day,  lime kiss you or smile at you,  and then your life isn’t your own anymore. Love takes hostages.  It gets inside you.  It eats you out and leaves you crying in the darkness,  so simple a phrase like ‘maybe we should be just friend’ turns into a glass splinter working together ng its way into your heart.  It hurts.  Not just in the imagination. Not just in the mind.  It’s a soul heart-hurt,  a real gets inside you and rips you apart in pain. I hate love.