Paloma Renee

I drip from the outside in

The blood pours backward

Under my skin

Until it reaches my throat

And I choke with pride

Swearing there’s nothing you don’t know

But it overflows inside me

Like I’m drowning in some backyard pool

but no one hears it

I don’t want them to

But you see how it seeps

Through my ink

But I don’t want you to

Now my sorry heart feels you lying on my chest

But I don’t want to grieve like you ask me to

I’d rather keep it stored in someone else’s mind

Where it can safely be compiled into things no one can touch

But now youre digging under my skin

With soft fingertips and a gentle kiss

And now im confused because I cannot categorize my feelings for you

I try to hold them

but instead they seep like wet paint through my fingertips

And I panic…

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