Heart Shaped Burn

You lit a fire inside of me.

You began kindling it when we met,

and it grew stronger every moment I spent thinking of you.


Most people say they get butterflies, but me?

My stomach acid is gasoline and the moment we kissed,

you threw a match into it without a second thought.


Your hands burn my body, but I like the pain.

Your lips taste like ash and smoke, 

and I swear I'm addicted.


You keep me warm  and light my way,

but I'm scared

because just as easily as you lit the fire, you could put it out -


And all I'd be left with

is a 

heart shaped burn.

Published by Jasmine Uitto


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