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I am in recovery room 4

by EnMasse on April 10, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

it is better if you stay away
this package came from you, your vintage export
bottled without an expiration date
it got past me in my debilitated state
I had your outline on my wanted page
first instincts were forgotten in an outage
my fault, not your fault – I should have had it fixed sooner
you say I received messages you didn’t send
your intent never had a particular edge
your torrent expressions of affection, and all those warm,
muted, tasty chocolate-covered undertones –
were of no consequence; you say you are like that
nothing was meant to turn a woman’s head
you are sorry you say if I thought otherwise
I will tell you, your apology was well received;
why it hit my heart like a razor dipped in amphetamine
not enough of you was cut loose for the fish to feed
too much of you remains circulating in my feeble brain;
that’s what the doctors say
you don’t want me to be mad at you -
call me you say, if I want to talk; call me you say, any time I want
who are you kidding mister? me or yourself?
don’t provoke me – don’t stroke me
I called you out – you settled on an invalid story
I can recall things you did and said the other day
and weeks before, but I never thought I’d need to record it.

4/9/13, Lethal Without Prejudice


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