I'm Too Stale

swollen lips from late night tension quiver beneath cotton sheets
twice bitten with blood that has soaked through to the matress
the slam of the door shakes even the deathly state of my heart

the days that stretched beyond time due to rainy day naps folded under you
darkness that for once was warm and inviting
darkness that I dreamed I could sleep through peacefully

choking familiarity creeps in with stolen suffering
dainty wrists and uncharted territories that seemed forbidden