Each lie that steams

from between your teeth

on the poisonous vapor

of your breath

Feels like

you're gently massaging salt

into my festering wound

Feels like

you're bending each digit

back on my hand

until it cracks, snaps, breaks

Feels like

you're pulling my eyes


out of their sockets

with your searing stare

Feels like I'm

bleeding out the ears

from the knives

in all your words