The People Who Would Hurt You

The People Who Would Hurt You

A Poem by MiriamMB

when an old love returns and your brain is resisting but your body is saying yes yes yes over and over again.


I don’t know how to hate you

How to resist your touch or push your mouth away

when you come in close

the way you do

mouth open like a jar of wine,

I can't say no because

My mother never taught me how to hate those

Who would gladly cut my throat

To fill their cups

I am the foolish queen

of sparta,

An enemy comes knocking

Every gate inside me opens

And swells

And softens to cream

 to welcome you,

To tuck you in deeper

to wrap you up tight and warm you up

Every part of me invites you in

Hollows out to make space when there isn't any

There’s not a crack in me

You couldn't call yours.

© 2013 MiriamMB

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Added on November 17, 2012
Last Updated on April 13, 2013
Tags: sex, relationships, want, resistance
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Denver, CO

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