v

Remember What it felt like When you clawed out my light And held me under Until I  d r o w n e d Over and over Before you let go and Fed me to the wolves Who set fire to my bones R e m e m b e r. 

i

I remember whenThe hair on your skinWas the shiverOver the nape of my neckUntil I tore it awayAnd let it bleed outSo your rotten coreFell openAnd everyone saw you.

xiii

A dull t h u d against the wallFollowed byLow moansAndFrantic grapplingStruggling withHandfuls of fleshNeeding to holdEverythingAll at onceBeforeOne r i p s through the otherLeaving themTorn asunderFlaunted b l e e d i n gLikeAn openBook.