Sharks on land

You
Cascaded over me until I drowned
Held me by the neck as the passion grew
Reached for the highest branch
And got too scared
To jump down

I
Bit your lips until they bled
Blood red
Blood stained
Stained like me

He
Who was he to you?
Where did he hang his hat?
Questions that needed an answer
A secret lock that needed a key

I
Didn’t have a key

You
Tried to laugh it off
Smiled and whispered
A careless breeze
Sweeping your hair

I
Bit down harder
Didn’t want to feel
Saw the signs

I
Ignored

You
Always had a way
Always
Waited

You
Blew hot and cold
Sweet and sour
An unpalatable mix

Eye
Glasses torn from head
Forehead rubbed
Banged against wall

Blood
Stain

They
Found you outside
Found you alone

He’s still there

I’m still here

You
Are not

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