Wednesday, July 24Royal Holloway's offical student publication, est. 1986

Heroine

I tie the band and

Pick up the needle.

It’s cold metal digs deep

Into my flesh,

The icy poison seeps

Into my bones.

Filling me with false hope,

False love.

But I can’t take the band off

For you wrapped it too tight 

Around my heart,

And left with the needle

Still digging into me.

The pain growing greater 

Without you to take it out.

Love was never supposed

to hurt this much.

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