1.He’d say anything to get me out of my shell. 2. His pupils are hard, black marbles and I want to flick him off of me. 3. He is always shuffling through women like they are a deck of cards. 4. It’s just how the dice rolls. 5. I was afraid of falling, of my arms snapping like wishbones. 6. He waits until I’m swaying like a door hinge. 7. My eyes are wide like 8 ***** and he hits me with that same click, roll, thunk of a pool ball table. 8. You are cursing me. When you yell, you are cursing me. 9. “Come out, come out, wherever you are…” 10. I hope the bruises on your legs turn into birds. I hope you get out of here.