trace your fingers down her spine

(bumpbumpb u m p)

watch her stretch,

an arch of bone, skin –

and not much else

(cigarette scent and vodka, leaking from her skin)…

…one day she will become

the user (filled out cheekbones and

softly rounded elbows)

not the used

(carved out hollow of

cereal for breakfast and

orange juice for lunch)

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one day she will be w h o l e