i was naked vulnerable and exposed
you probed
your forceps and scalpel pulled

gently tearing each onion skin
of me apart
until i unfolded before you

faltering you put the steel
in my hands
to peel back your own tender layers

until there was nothing unexposed but
your secrets
mirroring my own emptiness

your body held no answers for me
only showed
how weak i had become how

i could do nothing more for us
but bleed

The End

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