Terrified Love (How Dare You!)

how dare you say
I am in love.

I am poison and firebreath, reaching
for acidic thunderclouds in a gunmetalled sky,
to clutch in my bony fingers
to sink my vampire fangs into,
to suck the infected blood from
I am the slimy chill of winter radiation
sighing through your cells like a blade of ice
a night terror,
a monster,
chimera and patchwork mistake.
things vile and toxic.

you don't understand.
I can't be in love.

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