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
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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