Air

You knock the air out of me,

literally stealing my breath.

Because of you I spend every day regretting promises and suffocating on words I have to take back;

I said I would never love and no one was deserving of me

but you compel me to give you the pieces even I don’t want to own.

You rob the air from my lungs,

because infecting my heart wasn’t enough.

I inhale you as an addiction,

obsessed with the way your actions touch my core

and the sweetness of your words tastes on my soul.

You deny me of air,

what is the use of an intake of anything that isn’t you.

Written by Jade Novelist