eye contact signifies
so don't look at him
so much else to look at
but the sound of his voice pulls
like a hook
and the smell of his skin
cuts like a knife-
there are whole planets in your stare
"i would be whatever you want me to be if i could"
"why can't you just love me, anyway?"
nowhere in your stare
are the words
"i deserve a bit better,"
"you can not treat me this way."
your taste in men is disgusting
but by then she liked him – maybe too much