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Promises

I promised myself
That I wouldn’t let anyone hurt me
Not again.
Not after last time.
That I would protect my heart.
Bottle it
Wrap it in bubble wrap
Build a brick wall
Encase it in diamond
And Never let anyone in.
But I broke that promise.
I let you in.
Through the first layer
And the second
And third and fourth
Until you were already in
A worm
A parasite
Sucking my lifeblood
Drop
By Drop
By the time I realised
You had taken more than half
It was already too late
I was as good as dead.

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