It’s white outside
and i’m fighting like there’s a prize involved
to focus on the wriggling mass of
contrast, typed too fast, in front of me.
And all i can really see is how prettily
you treat the thing that is we. Welcome to
polyamory and Jade Forbes, and
the way i call wars on a Facebook status.
Waking up before you’d choose too
for the small thing shouting about poo’s,
who will call herself the lettuce in a
sandwich between two. She’s new.
And i’m quite excited for the
potential you’re wrapped in like a
gift: just because. Everything that was
monogamy, not for me, not healthy,
and there’s no map but i’ll settle
for our respective marks; stretched,
etched, or otherwise. You, are a
I feel whole again.
Because, look at me,
I’m itching to be loved with
the tsunami impact
you have to offer.
I’m not to be
anything less than idolised.
In your eyes, no less than the moon;
a single glance to make waves roll
across your spine, tides that find
the inch of you open to intimacy
and climb into bed with
‘Grabbed my leg and hurt me’
Item one listed in notes so that
my memory could let go of it, and
leak the pain into the ends of my fingertips.
And i’d wonder’d why the tips of me
were etched with betrayal at the
cost of your nails, digging flesh that
only loved you.
‘Pushed me to have sex although i was in pain’
I hadn’t expected to suffer through that,
again, i hadn’t expected the boy obsessed with consent
to push and whine and beg before he
casually repents. I didn’t expect that the stabbing
inside of my womb, would make you want to
fuck me so soon, what kind of dream am I,
whilst wanting to cry?
‘threw eve on the bed’
Now, this is where you led me to
the spot marked X, your final place of rest
because oh my fucking god did you push and test
the self loathing you pushed like a seed
into my chest. But my child?
That is when i would advise, that you
run, and hide. And covet your lies.
Run, and hide.
Do you miss me
when the screen is shut off and
the blue light, fizzing electric,
no longer illuminates your false bravado?
When the articles don’t get as much traffic,
when the politics are miles away, do you pray?
If all that is left between yourself,
and a mirror too painful to look into
is the desperate, clinging pretence that
you’re a ‘good guy’. Even though that ledge
is sliced thin enough to eat into
the flesh of your fingers. Do you imagine
the tears I’ve given the earth in your name
and swell with pride at your achievements,
gold star for making who you are
a misery. Would you apologise, given the chance,
or dig deeper into the clay pit designed
with me in mind: and slick wet edges.
Does your violet hue’d ego prefer
‘sorry’ or ‘it wasn’t me’ ? Do you
twist it till it tears paper thin:
the self pitying flame
that was we.
I don’t feel alive at night anymore.
The dark pulls at the roots of me like
i’m crisp brown and flaking, from baking
too long in the light. And I’ve
fallen out of love with the moon,
now he glares at me, festering with defiance
of anything we might have had.
I ask the stars if they remember
the names i gave them, but they
leave my ‘hello’ echoing
beneath a blanket of clouds;
sodden, and bursting at the seams
to rain on me.
I hope your bed is cold
and your feet can’t get warm. I hope
you seethe with regret. I hope you don’t
forget what you did , a thousand pin pricks,
a gas lit stove left on while you were away.
Maybe I’ll be okay and maybe the way
I sleep will one day learn to keep
away from waking up in tears:
fears confirmed. But still,
I lost myself
in a boy with hair to nestle stars in.
Eyes that promise the moon far too soon.
I let him in to my bed, head, heart
let him meet my extra half: my lovely bear
and god, did he swear to always be there.
Didn’t realise until too late,
he didn’t say where.