War Zone (Coming Undone excerpt)


Tell me about every lover you’ve ever had. Tell me of the first time you felt bones shift underneath epidermis or how fingers dismantled clenched thighs. Tell me about the assembly line of hearts that fell at your feet upon your touch. Recount the first time my scent left you breathless, gasping for oxygen in my embrace. You found me on the other side of paradise, mouth shrouded in defiance. Predatory beast unearthing skeletons of the dead. You didn’t think you could love me, did you? Yet, here you are thrusting yourself directly into the line of fire. - Excerpt, Coming Undone

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