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Remember

What it felt like

When you clawed out my light

And held me under

Until I  d r o w n e d

Over and over

Before you let go and

Fed me to the wolves

Who set fire to my bones

R e m e m b e r. 

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I remember when
The hair on your skin
Was the shiver
Over the nape of my neck
Until I tore it away
And let it bleed out
So your rotten core
Fell open
And everyone saw you.

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A dull t h u d against the wall
Followed by
Low moans
And
Frantic grappling
Struggling with
Handfuls of flesh
Needing to hold
Everything
All at once
Before
One r i p s through the other
Leaving them
Torn asunder
Flaunted b l e e d i n g
Like
An open
Book.