Unbound

demon

Your scarred hands

Speak of invasion

Of passion sliding

Recklessly into a heart

Blanketed in vestigial thorns

*

How could you love me

Knowing that beneath my carapace

Lie not the intimacy of communion

But a beast ostracizing

In contempt of beauty

*

Sometimes your smile

Threatens to silence

The demons

Bred inside

My flesh

Sometimes your hands

Rearrange me

Cover my naked bones

With the heat

Of your lips

*

If I believe hard enough

Will I cease thinking

Of loss and act?

Will your body overlook

The mistakes

In my composition?

Will you findĀ  sanctuary

Where I’ve found only

Starvation?

*

I have never seen

My face without

Revulsion

I could never bare

For you, whose opinion

I honor above all others,

To look at me

With the same eyes

*

If we stay together

Time will unveil me

If I walk away

While I still belong

Then I’ll have these

Perfect memories

To rely upon

But if I leave

I’ll never know

The nature of my soul

Unbound