--THE HURTING--

how is it so easy for you
to be kind to people, he asked

milk and honey dripped
from my lips as i answered

cause people have not
been kind to me, i said

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the first boy that kissed me
held my shoulders down

he had the smell of
starvation on his lips
wich he picked up from
his father feasting on his mother at 4 a.m.

he was the first boy
to teach me my body was
for giving to those that wanted
that i should feeling anything
less than whole

and my god
did i feel as empty
as his mother at 4:25 a.m.

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