addictive by Vanessa Maki



cold shoulder lovers do leave wounds

the size of craters 

on a desperate person’s heart 

& the needing never stops either

it’s addictive to crave someone 

& to be so enthralled by a person 

that when they show their teeth 

it’s less than ominous 

it’s less than frightening.



Vanessa Maki is a queer writer, artist & blk feminist. Her work has appeared/is forthcoming in a variety of places. She's a columnist for Pussy Magic. Find her on twitterinstagram & visit her site

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