she sighs, the words tumbling out
of numbed blue lips,
while his fingers brush her shoulder blade
where it makes shadows of her skin.
and then you came along
her mouth forming elongated shapes of
memory, while his leg
touches hers beneath the
heavy air of her frozen breath.
and something in me snapped
the pitch of her voice wavers
and her curls fall over her eyes in
relaxed beauty while his mouth
rests away from her
you should be more frightening
and her eyelids fall shut
as the knife he grasps sinks underneath
the shadows of her shoulder blade.
her numbed lips stay