she's fragile
and she wishes not to be broken.

his whispers leave bruises.
his fingertips trace crimson lines along her skin,
their touch like shards of glass.
his lips brush hers and already she's tainted by the venom
of his kiss.

she feels the rush of blood, a startling sensation
as he trickles down inside her.

their souls entwined,
their bodies one.

together they breathe their very last breath.