Arms length doesn’t mean you get to
break my bones to get closer to me.
Have you ever felt your neck
pop as your head hits the floor?
One kiss doesn’t mean you get to
rip out every breath that I breath.
Have you ever felt your spine
ache from all the nights before?
Silence isn’t yes when
I’m afraid to tell you no.
Have you ever missed another hurt
who hurt less than today?
“I don’t want you” isn’t code for
“Never let me go.”
Have you ever felt another’s sin
and shouldered all the shame?