the seams are starting to rip.
aren't you going to take another bite of this stone?
start devouring away before it heals to the bone.
I felt peace,
I felt the pain,
so keep your persistence.
I've got nowhere to run or shelter.
not like I didn't ask for you,
but you know this feels like burning,
like someone took my heart and left it over the flame.
that someone is you.
you portrayer of heartache and love.
the entity that promises the scorn of a thousand looking people.
and they're all shaking their heads,
pounding their fists in the air,
chanting for the teeth to tear at the threads.
burn him at the stake for he withholds forbidden love in his chest.
and you happily put your lips to kiss the veins.
I held myself in place,
clenching my teeth as my life drained into your mouth.
then you left me empty and breathing.
I closed my eyes to let the bliss flow through arteries tracing to lifeless organs,
and in that moment of peace I finally realized how many times over I'd give myself to you