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Do not try to date a poet.
She will know that you have read her poetry,
That you know her sadness runs wide
She has spread it like oil
Spilling across a street
You can see the light reflecting in it
She will hate you for finding it beautiful
Do not try to kiss her
She will fall in love with you
And hate you
All at once
She will write poems about your lips
And their tenderness
And their force
She will kick back like you are
She will scream.
Do not love her
She will think you an intruder.
She thinks herself weak and you
She will seal herself up
Run hot candle wax over her poems
And when the seal breaks
And she spills into your hands
She’ll curse you for not being able
To hold her