the ribbon
around my wrists
says
"don't open till
christmas."

the ribbon
around my finger
says
"strings attached."

the ribbon
around my waist
says
"come put your
hands on me."

the ribbon
around my heart
says
"thump...thump...
my heart beats on
can't stop me now."

the ribbon
around my big toe
says
"ouch!
watch where the fuck
you're going!"

the ribbon
in my hair
says
"i was a good little girl
once."

the ribbon
around my neck
says
"do not loosen,
or my head just might
fall off."