Cole Bangert - September 12, 2023
Artwork - "Claw and Fang" - Emrich
I melt beneath your sweet, sweet words;
to me, their meaning is the world—
although, I know that I am not
the one to occupy your thought.
Is it a game for you to play—
a game of reckless heart decay?
One day you joke and act so soft;
the next three days, I see you’re not.
I hide from you who has the string
gently, slowly choking me.
I cannot breathe! Please let me be!
I cannot be your toy for free!
I pay the price of your needless ways
and find myself locked in this cage.
How do I deserve this fate?
What happened to our give and take?