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Art by Essam Marouf

14 February 2023



this loves dried up
you unscrewed the tap
let me gush and pour
through every sentimental crack

you had me unstuck
filling and filled
with each fulfilling fuck
I spilled and I spilled

but somethings changed
you come and you go
this waters grown murky
from your stagnant flow

you’ve turned away -
didn’t like what you saw?
did this damp heavy love
creep too close to your door

or did you foresee
a gathering mould
not the bright white tiles
that you were once sold

I let all my friendships
circle the drain
such a shame, such a shame
they’ve all washed away

and all I have left
is this drip of you
who knew water
could burn straight through

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