A Poem: You Said

You said a lovely thing
& in the same moment,
my name.

How dare you, I hissed,
because I could not
love you back.

I was taken

by a power,
greater.

My rituals
designed
for one.

You are
merely
a disruption.

And what
an awful thing to say
to such a sweet soul.

So instead I leave,
for your dear sake
or mine.

I want to be well,
& in the same moment,

I do not.

For I am like the snake
that devours itself.
This is my life
and death.

To break the cycle
will break me–

& there, in the rift
of body and soul,

the healing begins.

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