Written by Tabalith


You have caught me

I am dripping in the oil,
gray, greasy fluid of yours

I have stored,
do not smile,
I have stored it
in the jar with your
fingerprints on the
glass and your cold
shreds of skin inside the
glass

Look away again

There is nothing to see,
not for me, not for you

You have erased
yourself out of
my paper-thin life
and left nothing but
one single line
of your oily words
that I wear around
my neck like a snake
I have tamed and lost
to the wild
again

I have nothing to hide anymore

Watch me – I’m melting
your lines
with the red circles
on my hands
catching fire
like your oil