Stay Away

I’m dangerous—
Don’t get too close.
Stay away if you value your soul!
Something inside me is broken.
Depression dominates my days.
If you get too close you may catch it.
It will blur your lines,
It will dull your edges,
It will destroy your soul.
Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
Don’t say you didn’t know.
Don’t say I asked for anything.
Why are you coming closer?
How did you know I needed a hug?

(originally appeared on the Poetry Super Highway FB page)