Your words came sporadically
but then lingered around my head
cluttering the air- hard to breathe
hard to speak- so I swallowed them
the words, with a determined gulp
the bitter aftertaste of selfishness
now staining my teeth
and I ache with the poison
of your words inside my body,
they moved and decay,
a plague brewing within me
infect the body
infect the mind
infect the soul
flush it out, flush it out
and let the tears flow