You sip on self pity Now that wine has been vanquished from the house. Bitter insults leaving your tongue Like the smell of alcohol on your breath As you pinned me to the mattress all those nights ago. You accuse me of being like the rest, Always leaving you in your worst moments. Never had I questioned why they left. You tell me to run, For you only abuse those you love. I had thought that your overcritical mind was exaggerating. I wish I had seen those for what they were, A warning, Not some misplaced self hatred. It is proof of my love that you seek, The thrill of me chasing you as you degrade and run away That fuels your affection for me. You ask me to tell you I love you. You ask me to assure you I will never leave. You want me to beg you to stay. I cannot. I once loved you. I am leaving you. There will be no need when I am done.