Unravelling and weaving, sometimes simultaneously

So much this.

Words for the Year

you are a horse running alone
and he tries to tame you
compares you to an impossible highway
to a burning house
says you are blinding him
that he could never leave you
forget you
want anything but you
you dizzy him, you are unbearable
every woman before or after you
is doused in your name
you fill his mouth
his teeth ache with memory of taste
his body just a long shadow seeking yours
but you are always too intense
frightening in the way you want him
unashamed and sacrificial
he tells you that no man can live up to the one who
lives in your head
and you tried to change didn’t you?
closed your mouth more
tried to be softer
prettier
less volatile, less awake
but even when sleeping you could feel
him traveling away from you in his dreams
so what did you want to do…

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Comments on: "“For Women Who Are Difficult To Love” by Warsan Shire" (2)

  1. Strikes close to the “phantom principle” if you remember Yule Brenner playing the role of Rameses II talking to Nefritiri (Ann Baxter). Are you describing the feelings from a love who is no longer here?

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