How do I love (to kill) thee?
Let me (ac)count the way.

Near to me, but
silent ... receiving my affection
like a good little corpse.

Seeing (smelling)
your lifeless body spread be(for)e me
I would stab you again myself
... implicating my love.
... fucking (up) merely a slab of meat.

I didn't kill you,
but the she-was-like-that-when-I-found-her defense
went out the window when
I drew the shades and enjoyed
loving (to death) someone I
'd never seen (alive).

Copyright 2000  Josh Brees


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