“Leave the man who uses your dreams
as doormats
wiping his feet as he comes and goes.
Leave the man who sucks you dry so he can feel what it is like to have a shadow
of warmth inside of him
while he tells you to have thicker skin.
Leave the man who uses your body as shelter
but not a home.
Who uses his words as stones and his silence
like sticks to bruise your broken bones.”

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