Your acrid breath swims across my soft neck,
Scratching at my swollen cheek.
Your stinging words drift like dust into my closed eyes,
Catching in my clumped lashes-
I cannot see

Your fleshy hands crawl beneath my papery skin,
Whilst cold violets bloom over broken veins.
Your sweaty grip breaking brittle bones,
Snapping ribs and shattering love,
I cannot feel

Your insistent sharp tongue hisses at my ear,
Pushing poisonous nouns into my head like snakes –
Your voice raise, it hit my fracturing skull again and again,
Until it is ruined.
I cannot hear

I have nothing.
I am nothing-

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