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disappointment. later i will press / mouth to ear and confess / i am sakit, drawing your escape

SORE

sakit (adj.)

  1. ill, sick, sickness
  2. painful, sore                      

the old adage: it is only the seeds
that are spicy. i can’t pick them
all out so i end up spitting

instead, spluttering
sakit, sakit, while you shake
your head at me in bemused

disappointment. later i will press
mouth to ear and confess
i am sakit, drawing your escape

route down the folds
of the divan. but you shake
your head, and soothing balm

trickles from your mouth and
into the burning. even later,
when i wake from a nightmare,

crying sakit, you are still
by my side, licking
the wound.

 

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