Let me shock you in a million ways
my heart beats deep like a hole the dog digs.
Rose hips, hibiscus, I serve up passion in a cup
I lie here in my single bed staring,
my hands clenched, I am tied.
My knees bent up towards my chest,
I haven’t seen myself in years. I am contracted.
I get distracted. Unable to eat,
I can’t speak. If only, for a moan or a blink when
the man comes in to me, dosing me up.
I am sleeping through this season.
My family brings photos of us, all around my room.
They pause from their pleasantries, for I cannot. Shovel food into my mouth.
The energy electric,
I shall burn out.