The Demon Throughout

Summary- Spike after buffy breaks up with him in season 6


"I don't love you."

"I'm using you."

My ears grow deaf

at the sound of her voice.

She uses my name

or the name I onced called mine.

She's not really taking to me

but through me.

Her words probe

for the man I used to be.

She hopes he's hidden here

under the guise of a monster.

But under flesh pulled taut

from anger

the man within

is swallowed

smothered

by the demon throughout.