Anti-Love Poems

For breakups, heartache, and unrequited love. More “screw Cupid” than “Be mine.”
Image of a broken heart candy on pavement.

Many of us have looked for love in all the wrong places. We have dating apps, deal breakers, love languages, fear of missing out, date-night appointments, long-distance relationships, ghosting, emotional unavailability, conflict issues, couples counseling, fierce independence and co-dependence, not to mention record divorce rates and identity and political divides. Self-help books are a 12 billion-dollar industry that’s growing each year, and we’re all trying to figure it out. This selection of poems show the less idealistic side of love.

Breakup Poems
Heartache and Vexed Love
Unrequited Love
Screw Cupid