When she first came
in my head i wondered
had people just not cared enough?
scar tissue lines
all up her arms
all up her legs
it was as though her soul had gone
leaving only her body
for the trespassers and looters
it was clear the devil had been
in court he would be convicted
theft, even murder
it wasn’t just this though
it was like she has come from someplace, not earth
her skin so pale
her hair so white
she has a presence
with a hint of sadness
like the subtle taste of mint on dads potatoes
is it what she has seen?
is it what she knows?
something doesn’t want to keep her here
the nurse says she tries to run away
maybe thats it
she is an angel
just trying to find her way back home.