She hides from ruby snow
staining the mattress below her
Denies it so it will not drain her mind
of the innocence she clings to.
The scenery has changed forever
She swims within the crystal stream
It hides those probing eyes.
Drapes a towel to become
Refuses to remember-rejects to accept
But the footprints speak the truth
She flees over the amethyst grass
Through the cutting blades
She twists through the memories
Conforming, adapts to the façade
The parasites have attached
Themselves; though now she is numb.
She holds an onyx dream. She
doesn’t care it’s the devil’s dare.
She effortlessly feeds the monster
That has imprisoned her.
Glides towards the temptations;
They’re easier to come by.
She’s bound to her pearl bones
covered by an ethereal surface.
Her detached hazel eyes never lifting.
Her frail hands reach for her pencil.
Finds a weak smile, a quiet laugh…
And then she breaks free.