Don't love me, baby

by Yakari Gabriel   Jul 18, 2013

I'm going to give you all the reasons to love me, I'm going to hold in all my spikes when you come close, I'll have you thinking that I'm soft to touch, that my edges aren't rough.

I'll be consistent, you're gonna tell me "be there" and I'll jump quick. we'll talk, I'm going to want you to dig deep for me and then later on feel far too vulnerable when you do, you'll ask about my past and I'll say that it doesn't matter anymore, but then I'll ramble about it anyways. I'll impress you even when I don't want to. I have clever ways.

I'll be the book, I'll be the painting, the poem that made you weep at 5 am in the morning, and you won't know how I do it, you'll see all the best parts of me
as a matter of fact you'll have them

you're going to get close to my body,
you're going to touch places no one else ever does, I'll lay down and be the sand just so you can become the ocean and be all over me.

I'm going to make you love me, there I said it 'make' you love me, I know I can, everyone falls for flattery. and you'll become demanding and I'll be reassuring, you'll become possessive and I'll become submissive. I'll be restless when I have you around..

and then, when you finally think you have me wrapped around your fingers,
you're gonna ask me to be yours
and I'll tell you "no", artists don't commit to anything else but their art

you'll have all of me, but me.
and you won't understand, I don't expect you to. I won't blame you when you don't, because I'm just a tough soul who want people to make me feel like I'm flying, to later on say I miss the ground.

you'll think I'm brilliant temporarily, but then you'll realize that I must go. That I don't do forever, that I don't like rings on my fingers.

you'll love me yes, but you won't fall in love, you won"t drown in me,
I am not the woman you'll take home,
I am not the woman man fall in love with, I'm not a catch, I'm not the trophy.

I'm always a chapter baby,
always. I'll be heat for a few pages then you'll cool down, you'll get cold like the feeling of regret after the orgasm.

don't try to chain me, we'll have fun while we're at it, but women like me never stay.


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  • 6 years ago

    by -Choke-On-MY-Halo-

    I had to save this poem under my favorites because not only is it relatable it's beautiful to read, it almost had me crying since that's the type of woman I was before.

    This sounds like it's describing a mistress and not the wife, or even maybe a one night stand. It's visual, emotional and if this was a book I wouldn't want to let go of it for a moment it was that good! 5/5

    - Moria Bella Knight -

  • 8 years ago

    by Karla

    Glad you are back. Fabulous piece!

  • 8 years ago

    by Poet on the Piano

    Ah Yaki, there is not much to say after reading this because it leaves me speechless! Agree with what everyone else has already said, there is vulnerability here and you address emotions that are surreal, from expressing that this love is temporary, that you will not be taken home. I also liked how you made the notes of how you will be like a work of art, "made", and also with the metaphor of the chapter too and not being able to stay forever.

    Congratulations on the win!!! So well-deserved and such emotions are told here. What I always appreciate about your poetry is the reality, and here, maybe the reality of this love.

  • 8 years ago

    by Abed

    I'm amazed.
    Love it.

  • 8 years ago

    by The Queen

    I agree with Cynnie. Such a powerful piece!

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