Robin Michelle Writes

{27 July 2010}   Piece by Piece

A poem inspired by the #Hearteater blog

“Take it
Take another little piece of my heart now, baby”
The words repeat in my mind
An endless loop
(Janis not Faith)

I watch you
With her
Not seeing me
Standing rigid
A pillar of ice

With each word you speak to her
Each touch & caress
You rip out & eat another piece of my heart

It’s not the first time
But I hope
That this time you will be thorough
That your gnawing
Will not leave behind one single cell
With any chance of regeneration

So, do it
Take it
Devour every last piece of my heart
So never again will there be anything left to draw me back to you

copyright Robin Michelle 2010


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