everything is perfect
everything is amazing
except
 
a tiny ripple
becomes a crushing wave
 
spitting poison, hoping
each barbed arrow meets its ripe target
disintegrate into dust
abhorrent. despicable. infected
 
sour seeds of vitriol erupt and burst
seething thorned vines tighten and pierce my heart
a bleeding crown
 
emerges between my lips,
tendrils lashing, whipping at attempts to soothe
cirrus round their neck, choking, consuming
iron grip of utmost certainty
 
at the time

but Don’t Leave
 
i need
you
didn’t mean it
i promise
on my life
personified virtue
i’d be
plunged into the abyss without-
hold fast
my fingers to the ledge
 
it changes
when the sun goes down
around here

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