He left me by the side of the road

I had just been compromised
shivering in a motel, covered in sheets
that I knew hadn’t been washed
he left me there,
I loved him, gave myself to him
only hours before, he returned
my love too
now he’s washing me off
taking a shower
with the door closed
the tears I couldn’t squeeze
out of my eyes
my flesh just rubbed
with salt
he lit a match to me
we had been together
I knew I should have
waited,
I pull the sheet over
the rest of my body
now exposed
humiliated
shame with its
claws drags
over me
I want the razors!
I need the razors!
he is walking away
I want to kiss him
he doesn’t have time
“my wife is waiting.”
was all he said
“How will I get home?”
“Don’t know don’t care.”
I pulled my jeans over
a flat stomach that was
mine at 20
scars of dried blood
he hadn’t bothered
to ask about
“Don’t do that”
was all he said,
“Looks nasty.”
then he stuck his tongue
like a fork into my soul.
I am alone in the dark
room
“I’m sorry Lord.”
I should have come to you
when loneliness rubbed it’s
thorns over my heart.
Sorry about the cuts I have
to create, the space and the
time of them
I don’t remember."
But he left me, and there
are thoughts crashing inside
me I am turning over and over
inside this nightmare as a wreckage.
the sheets are now stained with more
than sperm.
they are now bleeding.

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He left me by the side of the road

Matty B. Duran

Joined July 2009

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“Foods for the stomach and the stomach for foods, but God will destroy both it and them. Now the body is not for sexual immorality but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body.
(1 Corinthians 6:13)

The Lord asks us to be married before we consummate a relationship. If we don’t wait the consequences hurt us, and damage our view of love in the future.

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