Pathogen Rose

as much as

it disgusts me

i still

love her

despite her

infidelity

the mind games

the constant

guilt

i still look back on the good times

she shaped me

groomed me

helped me discover so much

introduced me to

the highest highs

the lowest lows

guided me

towards manhood

i thought i

only

wanted sex

all i wanted was

love

the afterglow

post-coital bliss

enveloped in warm sweat beaded embrace

scent

of sex emanating

wet spot love marking

lust

and experimentation

baring my soul to

the one person

i allow to

see me

guard down

baring my soul

to her

every secret

exposed

i can’t forget that

no matter

how it ended

or the time that passes

here’s to you

pathogen rose

with the sweet lips and

thorn tipped tongue

blooming out of sight

for whoever prunes you

Mitchell Chmielewski

I currently reside in Indiana where I am taking classes through Penn State University to complete my Bachelors in Finance and work for a non-profit clinic. I was always passionate about reading and writing and I intend to use this blog to hone my craft and to entertain others. Please feel free to reach out and provide feedback or to discuss my work.