bookmark | a poem

you were leading me down a road

and I saw the end of it

before I took my first step

*

you faked the light

and fed the dark

*

trees are skeletons

you plucked my leaves

one by one

*

falling on your face

*

you shoved my mouth in your dirt

pray for me pray for me pray for me

now

*

I didn’t see anything

*

you took the war

and distributed it

like sacramental bread

*

you tried to keep death alive

*

nothing happened

I knew that I would die one day

you taught me what I felt

*

sleep was never an escape

with you in the house

*

she’d rather injure her for his wrongdoings

*

they believe him because

he can be as good

as he is bad

*

because there is a flicker of light

she erases the limitless landscapes of darkness

*

piss puddle

cake

tongue

abuse thread

bookmark

booze

fetish

*

he exploits what is still intact

*

he can’t stand it

*

he must heal

but he cannot

*

and so we suffer together

we break apart together

and all of our pieces

a mixed mess on the floor

*

I evoked perfection

to hide behind it

and as an adult I realised

that underneath my picture perfect childhood

my girlhood

creaks a horror story

*

nothing happened

blow out your candles

*

there simply were no blindspots

and bestiality could live

and play

in plain sight

*

his mouth

devoured

hers

*

worse things could happen

*

you are a work of art

heroes don’t haunt

so what did that make you

*

you walked me through it

magic trick

*

p e r f o r m a n c e

d i s a p p e a r a n c e

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