Devilish torment -- her body is my lament. She crawls beneath the cracks and finds The dark cellar, where my "worst" ferments. She feeds it as it rots, just to make its wine more bitter. . . Squeezed from the finest lies, Designed to make an addict from a quitter.
Like a dark and tempting vacuum That my soul cannot escape, Attractive in its repulsion, It's a part of me that loves the way it hates. Masturbatory and selfish, With a thirst that can't be quenched . . . She finds the spots within me, That make even deities flinch. Their knees crack and crumble, At its all-consuming "nothing". . . I never knew my zero could be so wholly unbecoming.
She, or it, will surely be my undoing. Yet, somehow, that keeps me moving. So uncomfortably I'll admit . . . It's the brutal nature of it all, That I find so disturbingly soothing.
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