Thank you so much! That is one of my favorites. I do have a lot of pieces with sexual references, but that’s one of the few that doesn’t have any. The poem is about letting go. I know you asked for a part, but figured I would explain the stanza as a whole.
“The rain roughens my skin and the acid peels off layers letting everything in.” Even though the relationship was harmful, it roughened my edges and strengthened me as a person.
“It started with a chat and a kiss, a broken wine glass that removed my neck.” The first time we met and our first date (I broke a wine glass on the first date). Then I use the wine glass as a metaphor to take it from the first date to the last (at the end I gave him everything and I would’ve even died for him – given him my neck).
“My spine was yours, every pour and fiber.” I’m just emphasizing how I gave him everything I could.
“Yet everything seems finer and the world became a bit brighter. Now life is at ease and I can genuinely lift from my knees.” Even though I gave him everything, it’s all good. Experience brings knowledge. No more fake smiles. No more self-pity. It’s really all good.