The Squatter, a poem by Dawn Pisturino at

The Squatter

The Squatter

written by: Dawn Pisturino


You crawled inside my head,
Took up residence without permission,
Rearranged the furniture in my brain,
And refused to be evicted.

You clawed your way into my heart,
Tore my flesh to bloody shreds,
Played the instruments of my emotions,
And refused to be silent.

You bulldozed the fortress of my resistance,
Broke the walls of my desire,
Found the gems of my dismay
And the keys to my existence.

Slowly dying from the poison of your embrace,
Slowly dwindling from the
Sheer magnetic power of your possession,
I am lost and cannot find myself.

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