ink swells beneath my ugly

i never
begged you
to love me
i was
too busy
begging you
to treat me
as simply
a human
being beaten
down by
a lack of

the fact
i had to
beg at all
shows how
one sided
the entirety
our accident
truly was

sad puppy eyes
and maternal
left me
less a man
and more
a piteous pet
accepting scraps
for the pleasure
of a moment’s
as the words
call out
into the nothing
in your eyes
you gave so
to me.

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