conditional love

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conditional love

(Photo: Charlotte Edey)

(Photo: Charlotte Edey)

(Photo: Charlotte Edey)

(Photo: Charlotte Edey)

Maya Lynn

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teach me kindness, teach me love;

try to touch it, keep me gloved.

you wonder why i won’t look your way;

you don’t deserve the light of day.

 

cut the rose before it blooms,

strike the baby in the womb.

my heart once knew a sweeter tune

than hatred that you spew, you spew.

 

cuts deeper than the ocean is.

holding a knife, and blood it drips.

cast to the ground, and you won’t weep.

just make me suffer, even in my sleep.

 

go ahead and try your hand.

loathe me, i won’t give a damn.

i don’t want stories from above,

i don’t want your conditional love.

 

-maya lynn