Theories of the Butterknife in the Bathtub

I'm not planning on asking you
Why there's a butter knife in the bathtub
There must be some reason
Which you consider to be rational
Maybe you slap hot wax on your thighs with it
Ripping at the roots of the black hair
Maybe you stare at yourself in the little
Slab of mirror
Maybe it's at the root of the bile scent
Clawing down your esophagus
Yes, I'd appreciate it if you kept it
Somewhere else.

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