bleed me
to death
until i am lighter
until i have depleted
my hell is a room
with your name on the door

i loved you
until i could no longer stomach you
my devotions were chained   
around your neck
but you had told me
you liked it that way

you were carving
lines into my skin
and now that i have sealed
you reappear
to see how your absence
has dulled me.

(reading absence)