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flamingogirl Oct 2020
You always ask me
what I'm thinking of
and I must admit
if you knew my
true thoughts
you will never see
me the same again.

Constantly I am
thinking about
how I could
possibly feel
beautiful at night
when I eat anything
during the day.

I can't tell you this
because you might
worry for me.
You would say
I am beautiful always.

While this helps
it feels as though
you are putting
a band-aid on
a cavernous wound.
One that was small
many years ago,
but recently was infected,
left untreated and
ignored because of
how ugly it is to me.
I am embarrassed
that I love you more
then I love myself.

So I won't reveal
what I'm truly thinking
to you ever.
Instead I smile,
blush even,
and say I cannot
stop thinking of you.
KHY Oct 2020
You’ve infected that part of me
that cries when I’m alone
Now my tears are iron chains
that block me from the sun
I feel none
I feel none
Tryniti Jun 2020
You infected me with your praise
A thought provoked and I was yours
Immediately I was weak to your ways
Highly susceptible to your allures

Your virus spread through me like a fire
I was burning with a yearning for more
Your power left me with a hot desire
Churning deep within my core

But like any disease, you hurt me inside
My resistance corroded, my body gave way
I had no defense, internally crucified
No antibodies to keep you at bay

Over time I came to see the ugly truth
You had taken over and you were strong
My love was like candy, and you had a sweet tooth
Your presence was an affliction all along

So I turned up the heat, and starved you of attention
I stopped being your treat, ignored your condescension

Enraged by my defiance, and wounded by my suspicion
You demanded my compliance, and used all your ammunition

But the jig was up, it was too late
You'd revealed your hand
I would no longer wait
I figured out what you had planned

And then I was free
From this illness of you
I could be me
And we were through

Though your pestilence left behind many scars
I am now and forever immune to your charms

And should you try to deceive me again
You'll find this treasure far more secure
I may have been an easy target then
But now I am armed with the cure

My experience led me to the light
A future without ambiguity, and it's so bright

You were a sickness, an ailment, a disease
You were a cold..
And now I'm antifreeze
Written 06.25.2020
Michael R Burch Apr 2020
by Hafiz aka Hafez
loose translation/interpretation by Michael R. Burch

I became infected with happiness tonight
as I wandered idly, singing in the starlight.
Now I'm wonderfully contagious—
so kiss me!

Keywords/Tags: Hafiz, Hafez, translation, infected, infectious, happiness, contagious, kiss, me, starlight, moonlight, singing, wander, wandered, wandering, joy
Michael R Burch Apr 2020
by Hafiz aka Hafez
loose translation/interpretation by Michael R. Burch

I became infected with happiness tonight
as I wandered idly, singing in the starlight.
Now I'm wonderfully contagious—
so kiss me!

Keywords/Tags: Hafiz, Hafez, infected, infectious, happiness, contagious, kiss, me, singing, starlight, moonlight, joy, delirious, wander, wandered, wandering, mystic, mystical, love, passion, desire
Bruce Demos Dec 2019
It must've been that odd mushroom:
Its pungent spewed spores have made me
A fungal all-fours beast of gloom.

It couldn't have been my own brain:
So toxic, rotten, and seeping
Out meanness, spreading all the same.

Infected, that's why I'm absolved
From sinful guilty reflections,
It was them, not me, that mushroom.
Cordyceps are small yellow fungi that infect insects and other fungi, turning them into mindless zombies that spread the infection until it eats its host.
Nika J Dec 2018
Love, a beautiful four letter word that fits perfectly cuffed in open palms, mere bitterness erupts once teeth sink into the depths of the heart. A painting in shades set tones of delicate warm colors, blanket deceit and everlasting tears. Written ever so sweetly as cursive blots form from ink in a wave-filled flow. Imagery shattered by tainted beliefs of such disgusting betrayals, the lies.

Hide and go seek, peek a boo... It sees you. Playful games of endless child laughter become haunting plagues of broken radios, seizure enticer. Ice filled cups slip chilled liquid to hide from summers wrath, only to fall at what is temporary. An escape way like drugs pushed into veins filling the body with glee as much as  addiction becomes reality.

A false word banged true, but as you spell love and flip it there is something sinister at poisoned claws. Never love, always judge and keep the demons of humanity away. For even the nicest and most understanding human being will tear you apart someday. Believe you are expendable as garbage was once objects of value. Nothing is worth the very base of sanity dripping from fingertips and boiling with air's touch.

Boisterous callings without no place to lay rest. Once a figure beats in innocents, a glorious whole...

That was til love came and infected the soul...
Love isn't always what it seems. A curse wrapped in the velvet definition we all die looking for....
Lauren Dec 2018
its not the ghost of you,
its more like your zombie. because you eat at my flesh and leave me infected.
And its only in my imagination, so no one else can see it, i just wanted to make that distinction
s Oct 2018
looked in my mirror and saw you in the reflection
battered and ****** and deeply infected

by demons who sought to poison you each night
and the venom i'd spit whenever we'd fight

and you only see me as a ***** secret
but i’m not some drug that you can keep hidden

i won't sit around, alone and awaiting
love that is pure because i am not patient

yet since i left, it only ever rains
and i always stand outside
drenched in my own shame

cause you used to kiss me extra ******* these days
           you used to kiss me extra ******* these days
wake up vomiting
wake up alone
who knew this love
would turn heart to stone
it's much too late
to ever atone
for all that is lost.

i'm already gone.
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