Many people think of love as that drug. There are some moments when someone realises, that love isn’t all good and wonderful. Crystal Cole wrote the poem Pathogen. About her ex.

About the poet

Crystal publishes her work on Instagram. Be sure to check out her work.

About the poem

Many people describe love as a drug, but sometimes it feels more like a parasite or illness.



By Crystal Cole


I can feel you crawling
Deep under my skin
Your venom sinks in
Here we go again
Through my veins
I feel you swimming
My heart’s been bitten
So sick and love ridden

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