an upside down question mark

every story wants a villain,
but we can't decide
if love's pursuers are pests or romantic. 

they say don't ever give up
on the person you love,
but what if they don't love you?

so we relieve the pressure
of cognitive dissonance 
with psychic labor. 

some get pitied,
some get blamed, 
overlapping and evolving to suit our purposes. 

who is viewed
as disposable
in the purged heart politic?

we cannot abide the fact
that love's pleasure is taken
from experience without truth.