Love Me Twice
© 2003 Black Tangled Heart

When the bruises healed you apologized and kissed

Pale skin where there had once been blackness upon flesh

Blue-tinged hatred. Alcohol haze slurring speech

The cuts eventually left nothing but pinkish scars

Opium exhalation; feral eyes.

My face torn, tears running like blood

You loved me once and then the cruelty revealed itself

And now that my outside is flawless again and screams

Don't reverberate through

the poverty of our lives

Love me twice

Love me twice