it was only a kiss

it was only a kiss

(that killed her soul from the inside out

and poisoned her inebriated mind

and destroyed her last strand of thought

and drained her chained-up freedom

and slashed her scarred wrists

and drunk her black-blue-blue-black blood

and stabbed her flaccid eyes

and stole her flittering sanity

and bludgeoned her screams that tried to speak

and played with the beat of her heart till it stopped)

but she was happy