When you would caress your hands across my abdomen
you always said that it made you feel closer to me.
There were stories of my past of those who hurt me and pricked my heart.
How piercings for me weren’t just the ones on your belly.
I always equated the arches of your back to that of scorpion’s tail
and when I decided to return the favor
I learned that the curve of the back could be just as deadly as the sting.
They say that antivenom is created by taking the venom of the beast
and another giving it to another animal to create antibodies
Just as much as they say the best way to get over someone
is to get under someone else.
Until then, i’ll let the poison flow.