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Dead End

Submitted by Anonymous

2 cups of harsh words
1/2 teaspoon of salt in my wound
4 wine bottles of shards between

Just enough to make her cry. Enough to make her bruise all over her body until it aches. Enough for her storm into the bathroom and lock the door. But not enough for her to leave you.

1 glass of red champagne
1/4 cup of Hershey kisses
1 teaspoon of sweet words

Just enough to make her smile and know that you won’t leave her just yet. Enough to comfort her while lying on the bed beside your cold empty space. More than enough to keep her from leaving your grasp.

4 cups hot boiling water
3 cups of heated cooking oil
6 cups of tears

More than enough to get her to leave you. She can walk straight out of your hands right now. Push you into your own circle of flames and say that you deserve it. But it’s all in her head. Only in her head.

1/2 teaspoon of honey
1 tablespoon of lemon
1/8 teaspoon of your comfort

Enough to make her feel worthy of herself. To make her feel that she is loved by you and only you. Enough to make her feel that she doesn’t matter to anyone else, but you. This little sweet and sour taste that fills her heart and soul to make her come dwelling in your dungeon.

1 thought on “Dead End”

  1. Lovely! Is this the relationship cheat sheet for a man to keep a woman? I like how it also has many formulas with their respective results as well. The ingredients are delicious especially the 1 teaspoon of sweet words, 1/2 teaspoon of honey, and 1/8 teaspoon of comfort. It’s also sour and bitter with 1 tablespoon of lemon and 2 cups of harsh words. I can feel that it’s also painful because of the 4 wine bottles of shard, 1/2 teaspoon of salt in the wound, and 6 cups of tears. I like this figurative way of how feelings can be measured, weighted, cooked, and tasted. How interesting!

    What I have come to conclude from reading this post is that: Anonymous is probably a woman who wants to leave a relationship but can never. At the end of almost every stanza, there’s always a hint of “not leaving,” no matter what the results of the ingredients are. Maybe that’s why the title is “Dead End” because all results regardless of their ingredients, concludes in “not leaving the relationship.” And this would make sense for it to be called Dead End, because the relationship is at a dead end with no more and no where to go next even if the relationship is sweet, sour, bitter, painful, and all of those and everything put together. In conclusion, I get the feeling that loyalty and faithfulness is also the message here, staying together forever and ever regardless of what happens even if it is at a “Dead End.”

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