I would give you a kidney
and maybe a lung
but because I want to keep my teeth, tongue and liver
it’s a problem?
I’m selfish because my idea of sacrifice
because forever is forever
and there’s only so much you can give and not resent its absence.
Being told that holding on to something is a sign
that your mama never made you share
or that you ain’t built to GIVE like a woman or
that you are still an only child in a world of people more giving
than your selfish ass, holding all these values to your chest and just trying not to die.
that is hurtful.
more so than bleeding out after extracting your tongue
with a blade
to prove otherwise.