because I told it a lie I believed:
I thought kisses were like magic,
but all I felt was his tongue, like a worm, sliming up my mouth-
and that is all he wanted.
but less than I thought it would-
only one abyssal scar from his indifference.
I must not be worthy of love…
my hearts’ lock becomes impenetrable.
so long caged and protected.
Wrench the casing away, my love.
What a beautiful heart!
It is yours.
I feel it now
like bursting fire,
like a flower blooming deep within.
My eyes close upon this beautiful pain.