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“I need you… I love you!”

My friends think we are cute together
— A match made in heaven.
They do not know what I see, hear or feel
— At least Dom knows…

“Come home right now… Where are you?”

The trackers in my gifts always know where I am
— Dom wants to protect me.
I hear the never-ending ringtone playing on repeat
— I have to talk to Dom and not others.

“I have not heard that name… Who is that?”

I never know how much money I have in the bank or in my pocket
— Good thing Dom manages all of that.
Social media portrays me at my best with my friends
— Dom knows all my friends and all my passwords.

“Do not whisper… Speak up!”

Doctors cannot fix my face nor the new angle of my teeth
— Dom says I need to smile more
The silent screams stay within me as we look eye-to-eye
— “Yes” is good enough for Dom

“Do not say another word… Shut up!”

Things lodged in my mouth and down my neck
— Dom wants me to be more submissive.
The thumbs continue to press deep into my throat
— Air is precious, like Dom's love for me.

“Do what I say… I own you!”

My closet stripped to only hold a handful of permitted clothes
— Dom helps me to look beautiful.
The squeezing ropes around my wrists and ankles pull tighter
— Dom is so passionate.

“Look what you have done… You are useless!”

I have to buy new glasses and plates if I cannot put the fragments back together
— I bleed out to keep Dom mine.
I have to be very careful because I make too many mistakes
— Luckily, Dom always forgives me.

“Make sure no-one else sees… Hide it!”

I cannot see the triangle mark on my back, but it burns
— Fiery, like Dom's intimacy.
Constantly reapplying makeup, but not to look pretty
— Just to avoid certain questions, so I can bail Dom out.

“I do everything for you… You owe me!”

The inertia swings and contorts my body into disfigured poses
— I am Dom's ballerina
Faithfulness and loyalty is most important as I remember my promises
— I know Dom would never deceive me.

Dom needs me… Dom loves me!
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Submitted by coolstar1611 on August 16, 2021

Modified by coolstar1611 on October 29, 2021

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Quick analysis:

Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 2,023
Words 402
Stanzas 19
Stanza Lengths 1, 4, 1, 4, 1, 4, 1, 4, 1, 4, 1, 4, 1, 4, 1, 4, 1, 4, 1

Darshan Jay Mistry

Darshan Jay "DJ" Mistry is an Indian born creative person who grew up in Milton Keynes. Adopted orphan DJ grew up in a working class family. Although he did not complete high school, DJ studied music, drama, languages, computing and the sciences. Autistic, victim of bullying and suffering with mental health problems, work produced by DJ reflects on daily struggles and triumphs and he goes on to explore more abstract and unusual concepts. more…

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