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Chapter 1


She is of silk
Her skin is milk
With eyes of sea and hair of ground
Her slender fingers spider-wound

But her body is cold;
it has no soul.
And it is still, like harp strings at night,
Waiting for my entrance, my bite.

Just a Needle
You are just a needle
You go in
And I feel it
so which of us is really numb?

You're just the needle
It doesn't matter how deep you sink into my skin.
You still won't feel me.
But I'll still want more.

My belly is a swollen envelope
Its insides swim, filled with sharks
They flow down to my ankles
where they bite from the inside
My blood bites back.

And I think of your fragile arm in my hands;
the bones don't deserve to be broken,
but it would be so easy.

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novicemaster: The imagery in this prose poem is glorious. I love the way you manipulate words. You seem to have harnessed them to bend to your every whim. The slightly archaic ones like "whilst" make this resemble a fairytale. The entire idea of a prose poem is brilliant. I didn't get the ending at first, but ...

maxniederhofer: Kara,I loved this. The one suggestion I would make is to show me, don't tell me. E.g."Now look at your skin / It is beautiful / You are beauty pure."It might be better to use more evocative imagery and language to make me feel, i.e. truly comprehend, the pure beauty, rather than telling me it is ...

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