we were all smiles until the truth
was revealed: you were in love with me.
it happened so suddenly. you tried to erase
me away. slick thighs and late nights—
you chased me from your mind; you never chased your drink because you couldn’t stop thinking about me.
me, me, me,
images of me consumed you, ate at you, devoured you. i was the
flame you tried
in vain to put out.
but it was pointless:
i am a part of you now.

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