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Random Poem:

Purging the Curse

Never been the other woman.  
Though a tease, I've coaxed a few astray.
You were different.
Not giving orders,
not asking for the profession of undying love
you so readily offered.
I went to cower and rationalize.
Analyzing our lengthy saga, then
falling flat onto an emotional affair.
Regretting the hundreds of miles between us.
Loathing the lack of unabashed
~fuck me already~
passion that I require.
Too trusting, forgetting to question motives, believing your every nervous verbal stumble.
My obsession replaced your voice when you didn't call.            
And then she called. Her, the one I've had to hate.
The one that squandered the priceless.
The woman who somehow slid into my broken mold.
And when she spoke I instantly became sick.  
Screaming at the toliet,
hurling away the poison of loving you,
I found myself cleansed of the lie.
No longer petrified of the truth.

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