Dear Poetry + patrons, please enjoy this third poem for Feb.

I trust you
But I’m not sure
If I can trust my trust
Of you
Others who loved me
And who were responsible for my care
Covered shit up
Pretended
Did in the guise of
And that fucked me up
I don’t want to lose
In another game of psychological attrition
And I don’t want to destroy
What is and what is possible between us
Projecting onto you
Onto this relationship
Trauma from the past


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