A Thief


Tenderness

A piece of cracked paint untangles itself
Drops slowly and lands next to me
Mocking me, showing me its strength
“I freed myself.”

I craved the day I’d be able to say these words
But I craved him even more
I’m as helpless as a flower waiting for the sun
It’s only chance at life

I was a thief, an invader
Trying to settle on a land that wasn’t mine
And I kept fighting an unknown occupant
But I fought against myself the most

But why should I think about it?
Why can’t I just cave against him?

I wrapped myself around him
As if he’ll disappear at any second
Thinking I can keep him
Make him mine

I was a thief
That’s all I was
But so was he

He took me away from my known
Into an evitable unknown
Treading on lust and desire
Craving something new, something more

I took his hand as he led the way
Adapting to the cosmic explosions on my skin
The shivers it sent through every cell of my body
And the trespassers moving along my nerves

I forgot about the open gates
The ones I left unguarded
He walked in and locked them behind
Settled in me as if he belonged

I became his
In every way possible
He owned me
Took possession of my entire being
Without permission
Without my consent

He stole me
He robbed me of everything
And I didn’t object
Because he kept my everything safe
Or so I thought…

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Nour Al-Hajj

I’m 25, and I live in Lebanon. I’m an Interior Architect graduate with a minor in English. My hair is always a different color. I love cheese with some extra cheese. The gym is my natural habitat, and my car hosts the best concerts you'll ever attend. I love writing poetry, thoughts, and stories. My inspiration comes from my childhood memories, heartbreaks, and sometimes I like to imagine certain scenarios that are completely fictional or write a different ending to something that happened with me. It's like wishful thinking...

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