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Why me?

Why me?
for I have mistreated you
I have pulled at the hollow roots that deceive you
I have abandoned you
and placed you without a comforting night to hold onto
I have excluded you from my eyelids
how heavy they are already
my heart not whole enough to carry
or to survive through
only touched but not seen
for these eyes would burn
for there would be no more of me
to the blood in my arms, you must lift me
the silent fire would bite

Why me?
for I am average
with full lips and soft skin
a mouth with drowning passion
a sacred body that seems light
but never empty
cold eyes, warm eyes, closed eyes, scary
a lively opening to your hard lust
caressing touch and wet tongue
if only I had more
this sacred fairytale
this parallel world of color, of diversity
but of course, I am only
the sweetest dream you may never wake up to

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Submitted on November 30, 2012

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Scheme Abbbbxaabxxaac Axxxcaaxxxxaab
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 824
Words 162
Stanzas 2
Stanza Lengths 14, 14

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