“You can’t make homes out of human beings” – Warsan Shire
You visit the man you love.
But he does not love you back.
You kiss him
Like you are trying to fill all of yourself into him
Because your body is too painful to continue to inhabit.
You wish he swallows your heart with just this kiss
Because you are tired of spitting out teeth
From all the beatings your heart endured while trying to save an anorexic love.
You let him hold your hands
To avoid them from doing lonely things.
Brush your teeth.
You do not want the taste of other women to linger in your mouth.