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    To Love a Selfish Man/A Lesson In Vengeance

    You asked for my hand

    And I held yours in mine


    Asked for a kiss

    And I gave two



    Turned to mouth

    And you swallowed the sound


    My hand turned to wrist

    And I relaxed at your grip


    Went blind when you asked for my eyes

    Limp when my legs caved in


    You did not have to ask for my knees

    I kneeled at the sight of you


    Your lap an alter

    Your teeth a stack of scripture


    Loving you meant staying pious

    Meant never leaving your feet

    Meant taking back all of my body

    Only to better serve you


    Meant only one way out of this empty church


    Meant a fantasy of eating your skin

    Draining your blood into wine glass


    Sleeping sound with your body

    Nailed to the space above my bed


    And sometimes,

    I pray to it


    Remember all the testimonies you made of me

    Laugh at their echo.

    Lindsay Young
    Lindsay Young

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