Beaton (Black & Blue).

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‘Have you ever heard that love is a metaphor?
A metaphor for the taste of the bottom, the fall to the floor
I fall to the floor
I remember me and you
I remember what you did
I remember being numb
I remember feeling sick. For the taste of the bottom, the fall to the floor
Have you ever heard that love is a metaphor?
For the way you failed me, and now, I’m failing you

Like the serpent’s tongue
Like the storm that shakes me
Like the hand that beats me until I’m black and blue
Like the autumn chill
Like the love that failed me
Let the earth remove me
Black & blue

Have you ever heard that death is a metaphor?
A metaphor for:
What if I’m not good enough?
What if I’m not strong enough?
What if I’m not kind enough for what happens next, for what happens then?…’

– J. Quartuccio

 

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