Sometimes he was playful and he'd roll a ball.
She'd fetch it and she rolled. They'd ball.
She'd grin, she'd bear it, closed her eyes and thought of processed peas, the price of cheese, and adverts on T.V.
So he'd squeeze a little harder - 'til it hurt.

And she thought of scars, she thought of burns;
across her arms, a bursting heart and burning hate.
There's always hate. There's always pain.
A creeping stain across the linen that she'd lie in.
Night out, night in. Every night the same.
They'd stay in - saying nothing.

She thought of knives, of paraffin around his chair a careless cigarette.
Forget it! He said how she had to keep things clean...

Lick the carpet, dust the dog.
Mow the windows, shine the socks.
You've got to keep things clean!

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    This is about a lover who is borderline abusive and the only thing she can do to get through these episodes of pain he puts her through is by taking mental Valium, by diverting her attention elsewhere and deny what is happening to her at that moment.
    TheCircusFolkon November 13, 2010   Link

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