how could you
i. i warned you that i need to be alone.
you have seen it every time you push,
a wall of dark and stone behind my eyes
has been tightening its grip around my mind.
ii. every time i try and peel the shell off my skin,
all you tell me is that you are hurt.
i am exposing my true blood to you,
it turns red beneath your ocean breath.
iii. this is an event caused by pressure, caused by
indirect suggestion and a forward flood of emotion
bowling me over and burning saltwater into my eyes
i have forgotten which way is up.
iv. you have managed to squeeze my heart of its oxygen
and still whisper to it which way to turn.
v. i want you out of my head.