Irreconcilable Differences

by Shani Cruz

I wish I knew
what could be
worse
the blood
from
hard
fists
scarring
cotton swabbed
skin
or
penetrated
premature
hate
Tears held
burning holes
in shallow
exterior
The wrath
that shatters
in my teeth
can't withstand
your redundant
pleas for
forgiveness
The difference
between us
is I choose
not to
accept yours


Irreconcilable Differences by Shani Cruz

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