you have taken the fire
right out of my steely veins,
and my words hang limp
from these sacred pages!
i have toddled my naive way
into a true love affair.
i find that it is a mucky struggle
through the tar of these sticky emotions.
a piece of me wants to fight
because i hate that you have
transformed me into this tame kitten.
i once was a lion: my mane
was a halo of power and glamour!
i didn't want to be healed!
because sometimes i find myself (,)
(maybe these scars are all i've got
for me!).