I feel eyes shift on me
from the ceaseless sky and

I am shelterless for
they see me from within

entirely precarious
I become everywhere
(meaning, meaning: I can go nowhere)

so fast slipping from the world I
run on instinct naked

“were you sleeping?”

I guide her hand around my throat
and press it till my wild heart quiets
under her skin

“I died”

then she speaks and it matters
which words she chooses