Love is wise; hatred is foolish. In this world, which is getting more and more closely interconnected, we have to learn to tolerate each other, we have to learn to put up with the fact that some people say things that we don’t like. We can only live together in that way. But if we are to live together, and not die together, we must learn a kind of charity and a kind of tolerance, which is absolutely vital to the continuation of human life on this planet.

Bertrand Russell

I stalked across the street, holding the umbrella over my head more to shield my face from the security cams than to protect me from the rain. I had to get Marcinda’s medicine. She’d gone too long without a dose. And if I didn’t get her one soon, the absence of the medication in her bloodstream would take its toll. I wasn’t going to let that happen.

I want to be angry

I want to look at you with flames in my eyes

I want hatred to engulf my body till it burns

Every time I look at you I want to feel the pain you caused

But every time I look at you

I look at you with pathetic eyes

Melancholy takes hold

Not for me, but for you

I want to fix you but I can’t

So how do I start to hate you?

I want to hate you as much as you hate yourself.