Jumper in a red dress.
Climb the rocks.
Don’t let them know you can see them
Leaping along the periphery
Appearing and disappearing
Don’t let it kill you
Thieves give up nothing, sacrifice nothing...they don’t see the patterns
You're safe, you’ve always been safe
Words mean very little why are you ignoring that?
If you needed it what would be different? What do you deserve?
Stealing from her. Stealing from you.
Organs and appendages
Blood in the road
Red ribbons. Red dresses. Red letters.
Catch the rabbit with your teeth, eat it in the low light
How many hearts before yours starts to thump again?
Draw it in. Owls. Desperate for the cold and the quiet
Listen when they say you’re not. Enough is not enough.
© Elizabeth McLaughlin