I felt like I’d only imagined reciprocity for years.

from Frank Ocean – Frank Ocean's Open Letter on Tumblr on Rap Genius

Meaning

Reciprocity — Noun: The practice of exchanging things with others for mutual benefit.

For Frank, it felt as though he only imagined this social convention. He gave a lot to this man, but received little in return; he wouldn’t even receive knowledge of his true feelings for him (Frank) until three years later.

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