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Danger Zone

You condemn me with eyes
of molten lava, crush me
beneath the weight of your voice.
Earth against my skin, you erupted
without warning. My body is covered
in your volcanic ash, glistening
silver in the heat of your gaze,
and you whisper lies that choke
my lungs with smoke.

Now your game has come to an end.
You’re singing your apologies
in that tone that burns me
from the inside out,
and now you’re the one standing
there all alone in that lonely pool
of canary light, and still I’m falling,
falling again for your unstable
smile and shifting words of love.

I’m lost in the looming
shadow of what you’ve become,
but I cross my heart and hope
to God that I vacate the premises
before you erupt again. Bags packed,
sixty-five dollars in my pocket,
I’ll leave the danger zone
and escape this volcano
that you call a relationship.

Nothing more

In your eyes, I saw galaxies,
endless fathoms, and starry
skies. I heard your heart beat
but knew it was empty inside.
Night bled across your face,
inky black, like your life. You
swallowed the world whole,
like it meant nothing to you
at all. I reached my hand
out to you, but we were separated
by a wall of glass. My heart
broke, but I could see that you
were not hurt at all.

I see now that you take and consume.

Nothing more.