Come. Settle. Be restless.
Squirm in your seat.
Wish for an open sky. Wish for an escape. Wish to be as far away from me because I scorch the corners of your skin.
Breathe uneasy because I am around.
Tell me you don’t want me. Watch the scorn in my eyes. The disdain that seeps into my expression.
You know you cannot leave. I know you don’t want to. We’ll play these games till I decide not to.
It wasn’t meant to be that way. You had the upper hand. Once. A long time ago.
But I settle too. My hands hidden. Holding a fruit, a dagger, a key, a book.
You wonder. Trying to not look like you do.
You want the room to close in on you.
I make a move. Towards you.
Magnetic. Gravitational. Colossal.
You freeze. I meant to melt you.
A torch under your face. Examining nothing. Watching everything.
No desire, no doubt.
No need to know.
Just a thirst to burn you.
Why you?, we wonder.