SWALLOWED BY NIGHT

PROMPT: Walk in her shoes.

It started

With a knock

And promises

And became

Too many hotel rooms

Hidden under covers

Wishing away stars

Scrubbing on floors

Dishonesty oozed

Wordless and false

A contract signed

Between her and death

Lay down with me mama

Let me tell you a story

Close your eyes

Let me tattoo your insides

With the heat of my lies

Too many powders

Not enough needles

Write on my veins

Until every memory is

Swallowed by night

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