Two Sides

Eyes + Words

Written by Jacob Ibrag

All that had to go right for you

to be here. The things that had to go wrong.

Love gained and love lost. An unfortunate series of

events today. Fortunate string of tomorrows. Two sides

of a coin take turns falling. The darkness of a sky

pierced by a bleeding light. A light which

leaves with every passing night.

Photo by Dmitry Schemelev

Hello friends. Today I turned 30. As I reflect on my 20’s, I can’t help but separate that decade into 3 parts.

The first part consists of the first 4 years into my 20’s. I classify that time as the “forgotten” phase. It’s exactly what it sounds like. During that time, I had forgotten who I was, which is what can happen when you don’t have a strong sense of self in a relationship. I had become an unwilling passenger. The worst part…

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