She

She is taut skin she is
Knife hipbones she
Is sharp ribs, sharper nails
Animal inside her belly clawing
At nothing she
Has haunted eyes and
Cracked lips, sandpaper tongue she
Is hard beating fists and lacerated thigh
She is dirty knuckles bloodied ankles tangled
Shackles binding mind she
Is brittle hair and broken bones and
Starving for more she is
Death with a made-up face
And a voice of hollow
Promise