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An unusual thing about you
Is that your kindness
Makes me sick.

Love you most
When you treat me so badly.
Love the way you're savage
And bitter
You worm your way through
Just to get at me.

Your “no offense” statements cook up my cells,
Slowly, as if your existence is like that of scarlet fever.
But even as you take up the knife
A grin is stretched upon my lips.
Because I'm no better.

I can't suck it up.
I can't keep my filthy, foul mouth shut
I keep
Screwing up.

Our hate for each other
Is quite irresistible.
Suck the life out of me
Like the way I do with strawberries.
Suck the crimson vitality
Right out of me.

Because I don't care what you think of me
As long as my name
Echoes in your mind from time to time.
Now we grow apart
Not speaking as if we are strangers
So I'll come up from behind
And whisper something daunting in your ear
So that we can fight again.

It's better than nothing.
It's all so bad and wrong,
But it doesn't get any better.

I love our passionate
Pure hate for one another.
The loathing relationship we share
Is all too irresistible.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.

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