You evil creature, toxic and beautiful
my broken heart in search of a muse
You offered yourself to me
all the while stealing me from myself
Your cruel love gave birth to my anger, seething and acerbic
my heart bled out through my pen
You fed me candy on a reflection of myself
then smashed the mirror
You evil creature, smug and unaware
my hands in search of your throat
You choked in shocked powerlessness
all the while never seeing me
Your weakness gave birth to my courage, fierce and independent
and my heart hardened
I looked at you lastly
and walked away while you weren’t looking