How Badly I Want To Make You The Villain, But I Can’t

February 6, 2023

“I say now,
you gave what you could”
-Anne Sexton, The Break Away

You gave what you could,
and I gave all I had.

I wish I had the key
to your heart, maybe
I gave you mine too
hastily, too caught up
in the newfound feeling
of love.

I guess I am bitter and
sharp like thistles.

I don’t think we fell apart,
rather— you fell apart,
perhaps at the thought of
having me— however, the
thought of having you, is what’s
been keeping me together.

Mary BinningerMary Binninger is a recent graduate of SUNY Purchase College and holds a BA in Creative Writing. She is the founder and co-editor-in-chief of Feral Feline Literary Magazine. She loves writing, reading, cats, and glitter. Mary has had poems published in SUNY Purchase’s Submissions Magazine and Gutter Mag, as well as Solstice Literary Magazine, and Crystal Crush Mag. She also runs a small jewelry business, which can be found on instagram, @theglooomroom.

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