I. The last time I let myself love another human being he took everything I had and threw it in the fire. Now parts of my skin permenantly smell like smoke. Most days I can still feel my skin burning, and I wonder if that was his plan all along. To make sure I could never touch another persons skin for fear that they would get burnt too.
II. They say your body is a temple but my body is a home that he broke into; he stole everything valuable before he left. Now my body is a shell.
III. The first time you kissed me you told me to stop shaking. You promised you would never hurt me, I was shaking because I was scared you tasted him, too. I was shaking because I didn’t want you to smell the smoke, I didn’t want you to realize that my body is a battlefield.
IV. Whisper me a lie; tell me my eyes still shine and that my skin still glows. Please, ignore the burnt spots and my hollow insides
V. I soon discovered that you are a damn good liar and that I am pretty damn naive. I know you tasted him those nights, I know you felt the way my skin burnt against your sheets. I know my uncertainty is what scared you away, but thank you for calling me beautiful anyway.
VI. I am so tired of gasping for air through all this smoke. Please, don’t go. Remind me what love feels like.
i. home - edward sharpe & the magnetic zeros ii. i love you will still sound the same - oh honey iii. whaur will we gang? / march of the ceili man - battlefield band iv. there she goes - sixpence none the richer v. she looks so perfect - 5 seconds of summer vi. fearless - taylor swift vii. girlfriend - icona pop viii. here comes the sun - the beatles ix. fireproof - one direction x. life is better with you - michael franti & spearhead