ask about the wolf in my chest.
or how i have been staring at the window
for the last eight hours trying to write about
how you make me hate myself
for loving you so much.
ask why my fingers are always cold
but my heart is always burning up.
inquire why my chest is sucking up all the flames
just for them to be spit out of my mouth when you leave.
ask me why i never told you i was a dragon.
let me howl for you,
let me show you my insides.
don’t be scared because the wild thing in me hates
the indifferent thing in you. don’t tremble because
i’m unforgiving when i’m hungry.
ask me if i miss you,”
or how long it’s been since i thought of you.
let me tell you that there’s a monster in my body
that loves you.
let me tell you i am thinking about you now,
and it just won’t go away.