Do I dare or do I not?

Gaze upon your heathen skin

You're everything I hate, and yet

You're dancing in my mind again

You have caused me grievous pain

My soul is still recuperating

Your cruel words have seethed my shell

But my heart is not cooperating

What is this fine line we draw?

Between what we hate and what we love?

What doesn't kill us makes us stronger,

But what if I don't survive the above?

Please speak softly and tread with ease,

'fore you ricochet off my fragile shell.

You're everything I've grown to hate,

But my heart just won't cooperate.