I Let You Poison Me


Alexis Clement


Too deep are the layers

of damage between us,

and the marks you’ve

left on my arms.

 

Apologies drip from your mouth

but I recognize the poison;

this time I am leaving,

stepping up and

doing what

I should have done

 a long time ago,

before you stained my soul.

 

So goodbye, sweet lover,

I flush your poison

from my veins.