04: February 2015 #09 - #11

Authored by Stephanie Falkowski

#11

by Stephanie Falkowski

Big blocks of ice embedded under my skin.
Glaciers, slowly melting down my right side.
Pounded and chipped at with ice picks.
The conglomeration of plasma pools open.
A fiery fingerprint rippling out on the sheet of snow.
Back side finally taking the fall.
Beat the leg, beat. Like the drum. Dum. Dum.  
I gush open blood to the moon and her light.
Finger shoved in, feel the warmth of the walls.
Skin so soft, stomach so flat.
Like an amoeba under water, I expand and contract.
Arching, aching. Exploring.
A clenching creature in a sea of sheets.
Alone. Aimlessly floating.
Take me under. Break the glass.
I can’t walk.