When we first got together,
I couldn’t understand
Why you were with me.
I was such a Child.
I screamed, cried, and whined
Just to get attention
From others and not
I later saw
You were with me. You
Made me want to do everything. We
Skydived, bungee jumped, and free-soloed together
You’d let me think
Was off limits when I had
I wasn’t your only partner. You
Had deep, intimate bonds
With others. You made love
With them and pampered
Like you did me.
But I was fine with it. You couldn’t be tied down
With one person. Monogamy is not
in your vocabulary. Besides, it would’ve been less fun
If it was only me and
Then I saw
That you didn’t protect me
Like I protected you. You were bitter, hateful, and aggressively
Passive. You’d let bad things happen
To me. You watched as I was beaten
By bullies and tormented by thugs.
You stood there when I begged you for mercy.
I did nothing
Nevertheless, I’m staying
With you. Even though I hate you
At times, I know I’ll die without
You. I should’ve listened
when the wise poet, Nas, warned me.
You’re a bitch and your name is