"bruises"

my nails are bruises -
blue, purple, and yellow. splashed
across ugly hands.


"mustn't"

it smells so good. but
i must not indulge myself.
i must never fail.


"bones"

you created the
skeleton in my closet.
(i have become her.)


"too far"

i thought, "to be small
is to escape his notice."
but it's gone so far...