Eyes shut

We've seen

girls like that.

Skinny creatures, all bones.

Smiles on their

transcendent faces.

With eyes

to look right through

me and you.

And what remains of humankind

that is still human

it fakes being kind

to tell us why

you and I and I

why we failed

where they succeeded

why we encountered death

and they dehumanized.

We do not listen.

As if we could.