Again & Again

We make the promise
Again-
You go that way,
I’ll go this way.
Still, you keep coming back to me.

You smell of other women’s perfume,
Of rotting corpses:
The half eaten lives
You promise me
Again & Again

You give me anxiety-
My nails scratch away at my skin
Leaving red rashes in their wake-
In your wake.

I’m tired of circling this planet
Only to find you
Only to love you
To fear you
To hate you-
Again & Again.

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2 thoughts on “Again & Again

  1. Hello Malika,

    I love your work. Your gift is deep. I’m a songwriter and composer of all genres of music. I would like to collaborate with you and create song with one of your poems. Hope we can talk soon.

    Michael

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