These things I cannot change

he told me my lips tasted like crayons

that he missed the way I smiled

I stood silent

Why couldn't I reject him?

He misses me

I miss my dignity

The hollowness eats away at me

I'm numb to this disappointment

Empty promises, declarations of love

Why do I let him hold me?

Why do I let him claim me?

He knows too much of me

The way I wake

The way I shed tears

The arch of my back

My messy tresses

My scars

I am perfection to him

So then

Why did she steal away his gaze so easily?