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Terrible Mess

written by: devereaux frazier



You asked me to call
but smashed the phone
And invited me out
but hid at home
You asked for my lips
but slashed your face
And wanted my body
but with long nails your own you traced
You asked my heart
but tore it instead
You told me of love
and devoured the shreds
You're a classic
like a little black dress
On the outside you were perfect
but on the inside, such a terrible mess

devereaux frazier

devereaux frazier

Curator of his own poetry blog - marylandpoetblog on wordpress, Devereaux is also a regular contributor to Blood Into Ink, sharing his stories about survival and overcoming adversity. He’s also a Guest Barista for Go Dog Go Cafe, a collective of writers in the online community.
His work is regularly featured on SpillWords.com, where he was nominated for the May Publication of the Month in 2017. You can also find him on Literary Arts Review and Teen Ink, the latter of which published him in their monthly magazine in 2016.
When he’s not working as an Active Seller at IKEA Baltimore, Devereaux can be found reading or interacting with readers on his various platforms, mainly WordPress and Instagram. Reaching new readers and connecting with poets and writers across the web is one of the reasons why he writes. There’s no use in writing if it can’t be shared to uplift and inspire.
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