the need

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Other  |  House: Booksie Classic
It is only what it sounds and nothing more. The last time is always just the first.

A sort of sequel to "Lesser Things."

Submitted: November 08, 2007

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Submitted: November 08, 2007



i am tearing at the seams of me

and i am being

pushed apart

and the force is sickening.


i am fighting the sliding up my throat

of nausea, of guilt

of the idea that there is more

that i am hiding from.


i am exposing the pieces of me

that make you weak

throat, breast, all the rest

that you could never quite deny.


and i

am for once so unforgiving

am for once so true to me

that it all comes down to you.


because i know the things you think

when you are faced with bare skin

and a love

and a need to sin.


do not believe the things they say

about how i am redeemable

about how i can be saved

because otherwise i am a waste.


your need will keep you up

at night and i am the silk

within the sheets you touch

the taste is bitter on your tongue.


you love it anyway, the way

i fight the human fight

and how i always lose

to the push of jeans and dreams


and things less loving

than the way you touch my hair and

the way you always stare

when i walk away.


because you know the last time

is really just the first.


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