I dreamt of you placing leeches on my stomach telling me, “This will make you feel better”.
You had tied my wrists and I had dangled there undressed as you peeled each parasite one by one only to place it on untouched skin.
I felt the “pop” and the sting as you showed me their bodies swollen on my blood.
You made your way up my arms, my chest, my neck. I never lost sight of your grin until I closed my eyes and you disappeared
I searched for you within the tunnels that tangled their way under my feet.
The labyrinth you dwell in, your home in my mind.