“I’ll take that too.”
He wanted every bit.
The gristle of me. The marrow.
Bone inside BONE.
Yet, I relented.
I was feeling mighty fine in my new skin,
Soulless, but not
And, he could not stand it.
He watched me wade, then sink, then wade, then sink, then
TREAD WATER LIKE A PRO.
“You will not last long. You will break.
And, when you do. I will be there.”