Confessions

Artwork by my absolute favorite artist Chiara Bautista, aka Milk, shared from the public domain
Artwork by my absolute favorite artist Chiara Bautista, aka Milk, shared from the public domain

Love splits
wicked along
the spine,
dividing the
many ways
to adore
a man,
a child,
a line of poetry,
an ocean,
a familiar face.
Love tears
skin from bone,
Strapping limbs
in opposing
directions.
Love pulls
apart worn
pillow case
over twenty-five
years.
Love spits
not words,
but curses.
Love curls
french tongue.
Love salivates
over crude
edged teeth.
Love slips
useless words.
Love
splits
wicked;
there is
nothing but
failure in
confession.

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