Don’t you dare stare into her face
as her shadowy form marches down the street,
hair tied back, dark eyes, no smile for those lips.
Her bones stand still outside the grey office
as she inhales from her cigarette enough life
to show up.
Is that a warhead hurtling down?
She strolls to the toilets and hammers down a fifth of vodka,
her features deadpan like deflowered oysters.
Another day begins.