you would wound me and inflict cuts so deep i didn’t know if they’d ever heal your words, lacerating. but you would transfer heat through meetings of our mouths and exchange sweat and flames in return for skin on skin. and you would start fires that sparked from my fevered anger and, lust. but your attempt to cauterize my wounds didn’t work because they became infected, and i let you go.
cau·ter·ize: burn the skin or flesh of (a wound) with a heated instrument or caustic substance, typically to stop bleeding or prevent the wound from becoming infected.