Drowning inside hands. A fluorescent chime. Skin scrubbed radiation. Force-feeding plastic and sugar and flesh. Pushing and pulling until tendons flail weathered Up. And. Down. Up and down upanddown until the store of powders, prints, nails tumble out carmine and is sobbing gagging on a high chair. The candied calculator like heart-shaped pupils and sticky soles. Opaque ID’s and strands of you abandoned in navy sheets. Shoulder tassels taught on Adam’s apple.
Love stitches bedding and hollows bodies. Love lights the West and lines waste baskets wet. Love is a little girl vomiting into a lion’s den.