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Upon seeing your request…

I want to scratch out my eyes
and tear at my flesh
in a frenzy of self-flagellation.

I want to embark on a trip
through the Amazonian jungle,
take a wrong turn,
and be reported lost on CNN
for all the world to hear –
especially you.

I want to vomit black blood
and watch it swirl down a drain
without calling 911.

I want a frontal lobotomy
and any other cerebral excision
to rid my mind
of the merest hint of you.

So you can see that I’ll never
say yes to your request
to add me as a contact.