… Assuming I was asleep, he kissed my forehead
and it registered how deeply I’m starved of affection;
how he has me without really having me;
how he touches me and we feel nothing.


What’s complicated is when you meet someone in your 20s and you love them, but it’s also full of conflict. You don’t know if you’re supposed to go and look in the great ocean of life or if you’re just supposed to hold onto a connection with someone because connections are few and far in between.” – lena


I spill into you the way you laid into me,
without control or hesitation.
It took seven months to wash you off
and seven seconds to succumb.