Demon Inside You

Photo by Fábio Lucas on Unsplash

Tell the demons inside of you to let you go.

Tell them it’s because I said so.

Tell them I’m enamored by what they tried to do to you,

to make a woman like you become a waning hue.

Tell them that they lost,

because fame and lust were just not things you sought.

Tell the demons inside of you to surrender,

because you wouldn’t be tempted by such sins of pleasures –

too pure to be tainted,

too pure to be stained.

But I say these things and I say them with a heavy heart.

The evidence and your prints,

they can’t be pulled apart.

I’m not certain,

not certain if you are still the same woman.

I tell myself you are human,

just entranced by the ruins,

just captivated by the devil’s deal,

that somehow you didn’t mean to make the deadly seal.

By the echoing sounds of their delight,

I see before me a pitiful sight.

In their glee,

I see you betrayed me.

But I can’t give up on you because you are me

and I am you.

You’re all I have

but they have won –

what you did now simply cannot be undone.

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©️ Wanly Chen ©️ thewriterscigarette 2021

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