Don’t You

To Cole

Here I am again, lying on the floor,
Hot angry tears flowing, rage rising in my core.
To your credit, you’re one smooth-talker,
Well-coiffed but one snake of a stalker,
Four dates and you think you’ve got me on a leash?
Little did you know it, you’ve unleashed the beast.

Don’t you love me to leave me,
Don’t you dare put your hands in my hair,
Don’t you try to cuff my wrists,
Then lecture me when I call it quits.
Don’t you paint my world in shades of grey,
And try to steal my time and life away,
No, don’t you dare love me,
I’m repulsed by you anyway.

Smooth as whiskey but just as biting,
You forgot to put on your mask so charming,
Your silver tongue can’t dance with fire,
I stomp on Coles, I played with pyres,
I’m a pyromaniac, incendiary,
And now your texts are legendary!

I recall you texting,
“women are repulsed by 100% of things
that cause them to self-reflect
and own their actions.”
Well, I took a poll, and who knew?
In a unanimous reaction,
women are 100% repulsed by you.

Don’t you parcel out the blame,
Don’t you have any shame?
Don’t you dare try to gaslight me,
Watch your back, my father’s a Marine!
I live my life in technicolor,
Just be glad I don’t tell your mother
What a sexist screw-up her son is!
And one last thing, remember this:

Don’t you dare even try to love me,
Don’t you dare call me crazy,
Don’t you call me a mattress
Just because I took your matches
Before you could set fire to my heart.
Here’s your warning, I’ve done my part:
Stay away, my life is mine,
Au revoir, it’s been divine!
Don’t you dare bother me,
leash me, love me,
Just lose me
Thank God I’m the one that got away,
because I’m repulsed by you anyway.

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