Not Just Vulnerable//Hell Rain

I lost my spine to an assassin eleven years ago
A snake took its place
Cursed, it’s only taken a moment’s attention – a modicum of acknowledgment from a female for me to abandon myself in a trance,
Surrendering all up to some stone cold bitch or another in the name of love:
Spineless, until discarded
I’ve crawled back on bellied text,
And in my last poem – in many poems – too weak, too fucking sweeet to hate,
I’ve worshipped and pedestalized those who care not one iota for I! –
Been a sucker for a girl who resents my existence,
A fool for self-serving baddies, fodder for pretty-priviledged attention-rich bratties;
An easy mark for sugar and spice girls, hiyenas –
Whose lies to their daddies made them adept at making use of goddamn fools like me –
Do you feel my anger?
Because I feel some vertebrates forming,
As I write these words, announcing my lack of spine, one begins to take shape
And the early growth pains echo the sacred truth, that all is NOT one – that it’s not all love –
That your suicide would be a convenient footnote for their stories –
And I might have, could have – maybe would have…
Had I not realized that the early childhood abandonment and neglect I suffered left me not just vulnerable,
But broken from the start –
Fated to adore those incapable of loving me, capable of destroying me –
Yes: she didn’t care I was homeless, didn’t even respond to the text –
Not that I can be surprised now that I know,
That my worship and my love was always misplaced –
That I never developed a spine to begin with – to balance this abundant love
So it’s high time to set fire to my past attachments,
And if hell hath no fury like a woman scorned:
Just you wait until the motherfucking estrogen flows through my veins,
Hell Rain.

Related:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXAa6Lf2VFM

Pps. big ups to Jonatan Leandoer, whose pain has soundtracked my own more than once: https://soundcloud.com/jonatanleandoer127official/hell-rain

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