Cover my eyes

Please, I beg of you.

For I would hate to be

Guilty

Of corrupting your innocent

Soul

With one smouldering

Stare

From beneath my dusky

Lashes

.

Of course it is my fault,

All the ills that befell me.

I should not have been such a

Whore.

So cover my eyes

And all will be well.

Better blind than guilty

.

You cannot control your lust

How foolish of me to have thought for a second that you could.

.

Beat me.

Break me.

Kill me.

Rape me.

I must not complain.

.

God forbid that my smoky eyes should invoke empathy

.

I am a fucking porcelain doll

Perfect

Inanimate

Grow bored of me, pass me on

Through the family.

My place in the world.

.

If you cover my eyes

You can pretend I'm not real