• Vol. 04
  • Chapter 07

you kept your winter

little blue heart
full of deceptive love
a two-faced king
scorpion full of poison,
and a snake full of teeth;
your mouth was a black hole
where dreams went to die
and you kissed me—
i never knew life could be so painful
until i was recast into the world
reborn from ruin
i had to form chaos into a compliment
then i realized you were just a boy
pretending to be a man
afraid of your very heart and its purpose
you kept its winter but forgot
each other season.