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She shivers
and throws her head back hard into the pillow
   (the goose down feathers spike her,
    fierce into her scalp, but she thrashes again).

He groans
and bites her neck with a gurgle
    (transferring an 'I love you'
      from the tips of his teeth, to her veins).

She convulses
her nails scratching a line into his back
  (he crosses it, she crosses herself and prays,
   she prays for nought - he exclaims; "Oh God").

He cries out
as her muscles contract in spasm
    (he spills his guts to her, overjoyed
     by her assumed compliance.)

She whimpers
as her body tries to force the intrusion out.
     (and the muscle of her heart contorts once more
      and, overwrought, shatters. Again.)

...because not saying no, is not the same as saying yes.


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fluffy333 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This poem is so powerful. I don't even know how to explain how wonderful this is. 
It's such a sad story.
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013
:tighthug: THANK YOU.
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fluffy333 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome.:)
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LadyNeytiri Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Student General Artist
Love this piece!
The word choice is awesome and
I love the emotion in it :)
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Sammur-amat Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013   General Artist
it just more powerful with every read. :tighthug:
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