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Though heartbroken, a woman thanks her killer for breaking her heart, because it revealed her own heart to herself.
They’re calling you a ‘killer’.
Perhaps it’s true.
I’m one of the living dead you
left in your wake.
Though you pleaded
‘you didn’t want to hurt me’.
You stomped all over my moist,
‘Til it was black
I never realised hearts were so
Perhaps they’re not meant to be
‘Killers’ congratulate themselves
on their victories
while the dying
lie abandoned in a
Yet in that dingy,
I’d rather be the one
with the warm,
than the chilly,
So thank you ‘killer’
for revealing our hearts.
To love one first has to die.
I’m taking off the armour.
Isn’t it time you took off yours?
Cover image via Shutterstock
Adele is a writer and activist on feminism, gender, culture, religion and human rights. She
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