I can’t claim to understand love, but I do know that if you go into a relationship expecting it to fail, it almost certainly will. By titling the poem ‘The breakup’ I already had you wondering how the love story was going to fail, but what if I had named it something different? Would you have picked up that it can be read backwards? If I had named the poem ‘Falling in love’ and not told you it can be read backwards, you likely would have reached the end and thought not much else of it (except maybe “what a boring poem”).
The poem only ends when you choose to stop reading. I like loops, but for a happy ending, I would finish reading when you get to the bottom.
Anyway, it’s something different for a change. Happy melancholy Monday,