too similar on the regular
inflicting constant affection
mucking up my complexion

kisses side swiping
you rushing to love me
blindly, so kindly
quickly binding

(but there’s only so much running
anyone can do, before He finds you

my stow away, to push away
paranoid ways
and destroy guards
that kept the bullshit at bay
why vex me vulnerable

my hide away
(till you saw Her in me
disappointed, heavily

but you knew my means)
as a treat for my distrust
you tried me
and try to pry my
from the slivers
of my dignity

from all that
is left of me

and with you gone
I can get back
to rebuilding

– B. Brown

(Melting Flora by Nick Knight)

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