I

Parama braiding hair on beach

There is

something

in everything

 

And everything

is

in nothing

 

I am

Isolation

snake dead

Creature

a limp body

organs suspended

drained of blood

tortured

stripped of life

stomach empty

defeated

Creature

nothing left

but putrid flesh

swollen and inflamed

infested hair a knotted mass

face a twisted asymmetry

hands sapped of strength

holding nothing

Creature

always killed…

used…

eaten…

lost…

in desolation

destined to die

again and again