this is not love

words grip me into a choking hold

as i grasp for air

from your overbearing love

that tighten my vocal chords


i ask for you to leave

instead, you leave me in despair


"what is love?" i ask

you answer with an unmeasurable tide,

washing away the blood;

the chaos you caused


i drown

for i am constantly learning how to swim

and my toes cannot touch the ground


"what is love?" i ask

you answer with your threatening hands

i love the way you touch me

you tell me that you're sorry

and i don't understand


you say it's okay

because i love you

i say it's okay, but i know:


this is not love

This poem is about: 
Our world


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