whose name means a veil,
whose voice is rough like
or sunlight, but splintered:
a lightning-pale crack in the way she
tongues her words,
has legs all the violent shades of corpse.
has a helmet made of thought fragments
swallowing each other in their vicious
the fittest survivors becoming bloated,
vile, screeching things.
i never knew that nail-beds are such a
pretty shade of