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Nov 2012
you tread over my heart
like a heavy foot to the ground.
like a man stranded in the sea
using all of his strength to
keep his head above the water.

i try and try,
and try...
yet to no avail.
i am of
no concern
to you.
at all.

you don’t
know how
your disregard
confounds me,
for my feelings
remain
unknown to you.

[only so you don’t
give up on me
completely.]

respect is
indispensable.
without it,
who are we?
we must
cherish love.
[a homeless man
cherishes
every cent he earns.]

but,
we are cavemen
without the
common decency
to be considerate
to each other’s
hearts.
but, we are
savages
without the
knowledge that
our actions
completely
and utterly
transform
others.
but, we are
insects that
eat their mates
after they
copulate.

*** means less to us
than it does to that lowly spider
spinning his gossamer thread
in that corner, there.

our bodies are
empty shells
filled with
could
have been’s...
should
have been’s...
would
have been’s...
these feelings are
obsolete.

looking me
straight in the eye,
without hesitation,
you say
not only
don’t you love me,
but
you never once
have
and never once
will.

you just
wanted my
listless
corpse of a body
to do with as you
please.
to seize it
blindly and wholly
to use it
as if it were
your right.
as if you’re
entitled.

you took advantage of my weakness,
for passion and for you.
you managed to trick my mind.
doing magic tricks with your eyes.
casting spells on me with your hands.
holding me as if you always would.

[not only
for the night.]
Laura Robin
Written by
Laura Robin  Boston, MA
(Boston, MA)   
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