i’m in my prime,
not withering and old.
but i refuse to play
your wicked games any longer.

i know this tether is unbreakable,
but you make me feel like i’m interchangeable.
you drew a target on my heart,
when did this become fatal attraction?

i don’t have the strength,
the energy,
nor the patience
to be held hostage by your love.

so baby please don’t despair
when i say that
i’ve found the courage to
let you go.

you were never meant to be tied down in the first place.

—  believing i could love you was my mistake, c.j.n.

Rare photoshoot of Prince for his then children back in 1996. (Left for if it was a girl, right for if it was a boy). His son would’ve been 21 this year, although he died of a rare skull disease called Pfeiffer Syndrome after a week of being born. He tried to conceive again soon after, but that child miscarried. May they both rest in peace.