Daniel Oliveira


Abstinence - Poem by Daniel Oliveira

As you look out the window
Calling out to my blood again
(it) sinks cold
Sinks red
Down
Down the drain it goes
You know where you are

You know your tears don’t taste the same (not anymore)
(as I) Live with the skin
That you cut and you wound
When I’m drowning under pools of crimson (coating the bathtub)
Letting the blood loose
The heart beat
Down
Down the rusted drain

(yes) You’ve been here before
Feel it
Cold
Feel it
Red
Seeing you inside me inside I cannot bleed
This archaic place
You’ve grown old with
Now it recognizes you
(and) You’ve been here before looking out the window
Watching me farewell my life
Watching the blood
Sink deep
Cold
Down
Down the drain
Calling out to my blood again, you know your tears
Don’t taste the same anymore
(not for me)


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Poem Submitted: Thursday, June 2, 2005



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