It Hurts

It hurts
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.

It hurts
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.

It hurts
so long caged and protected.
Wrench the casing away, my love.
What a beautiful heart!
It is yours.

It hurts
I feel it now
like bursting fire,
like a flower blooming deep within.
My eyes close upon this beautiful pain.

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