We both have our hooks in each other

Straight through our tainted twisted hearts

Claws sunk into our backs, raking upward

Eyes fluttering backward and breath lost

The question isn't when we'll rip them out

But how much we'll pull away when we do

What flesh will be rent from bone

Which curses irreverently uttered

Tears or battle-cries of broken souls

Will you or I shatter first or together

How intoxicating daydreaming can be

Oh but we need this

Staged collapse together

To fall apart seamlessly

I can only hope and pray

This isn't pretending

You won't leave

You haven't yet

So don't

I'm not

Please