When he says you love too deeply, remind him he was warned.
When no one else is awake, don’t call him.
When the poems don’t come, don’t open the vodka.
When the poems don’t come, go to sleep.
When you wake up from the wanting, go back to sleep.
When he shows up in your nightmares, don’t offer your forgiveness.
When he offers you his lips, go for the throat.