Red darting in my eyes,
matching the red in her cheeks.
The twinkle of her eyes,
when you ask her to speak.
Terrified to love you so much.
Hoping that one day you’ll realize it as such.
No more suffocating you with affection.
Tell myself it’s not about the attention.
Lock up my love like letters tucked under the couch.
Girl’s names like notches under your belt.
Take all of their words and frame them all up.
See how you lost the one that gave a fuck.
The blood in my veins--
brimming to a boil.
Don’t mess with a girl,
who will put you six feet in soil.