His thigh pressed down on her.
from her mouth.
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxThe sound, xxxxxxxxxxas in a dream,
She could not fight
what was not there.
Paramedics brought her underxxxxxxxxxxto the bright hall.
along in slippers andxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxflimsy gowns,
heavy-lidded, slow and slurred –
were not what she’d been told.
easily spooked by
Starving for Earth,
she would have eaten dirt.
He fed her pills xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxinnuendos.
One by one,
grinding to dust,
she ate them fromxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx his hand.
When she returned, her mind was mangled
flitting on the edges, burning holes.
The evening news – she could not listen.
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxHalf here-half there.
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxthroat full of troubles
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxin the golden grasses.