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This was painful. But if it helps someone, then it is well worth the pain.

I can no longer and will no longer subject
myself to the disrespect
of being your consummate whore,
your lover,
your cover,
your bitch who meets you on the other side of town.

No, I can no longer and will no longer be down
your abuses,
your excuses,
your fucking reasons why I am over here
and you are over there with her in the clear.

No, I can no longer and will no longer prolong
the execution of
my love,
my feelings,
my stupidity that you took advantage of so willingly.
For 12 years I was your slave unwittingly.

No, I can no longer and will no longer
look away from
my reflection,
my subjection,
my foolery.

And today, I look you square in your face and I say No.

So that I can freely look at
my integrity,
my respect
my image,
my dignity,
my being
and say yes. 

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