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Bound

Beholden.

My exposed,
vulnerable body
veiled by
phantom scars

reminiscent of
time spent
in a torture chamber
of fraudulent love

invisible branding
still burning my flesh
Can I ever belong
to another?

Should my lips
ever embrace one more,
how much pain
will they taste?
Does the essence of you
still linger?
a spicy warning
meant to daunt
potential mates.

Can passion ever
ignite again?
Or is your memory,
a flame-retardant?
Prohibiting sparks
from taking flight.

How many times
must the moon die
and rise anew
Before my body
feels mine,
again?
belonging to me,
not you

Tell me,
how does one
lift stains
wreaked by
the sins
of another?

Is purification
possible?
or must I
remain
tarnished,
damaged?

Does deliverance
await?
Or am I dammed
to dwell
in your purgatory?
Haunted,  
with no discernible escape.

Will anyone
ever see
beyond
this tainted soul?

Lovingly run their hands
across my scars,
not shamefully covering them
but letting them bleed,
without intimidation

cherishing
the beauty
underneath
the flaws

Reminding me
of who I was,
before you...

remaining lost
in bounding doubt,
I wonder...
Lazy_Dead
Written by Lazy_Dead (.Julia.)
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