A grave that doesn’t fill.
Wing starved, she can only throat.
Birdseed in someone else’s bed.
A body bouqueted
and budgeted. Hunger hangs like a dark
chandelier. She’s sick with glass.
Hunger takes a body like a vow.
A list of small violences
to have and to hold.
of knives. I slaughtered
the tallest tree just to find a ring.
Still hunger sits at the edge
of my bed. I surrender
in small bites.
Body & Body Image
the repetition of the same letter or sound at the beginning of words appearing in succession
the replacement of one part of speech for another, often referred to as a “functional shift.”
a comparison between two unrelated things through a shared characteristic
a comparison between two unlike things using the words “like” or “as”