Triptych

Caroline Jones is undertaking the Creative Writing MA.

i.

She ate fibs for lunch again

 

she is a waste

a rawness of ribs

 

a cage

an ossuary

 

ii.

Dates, ages, weights,

numbers pegged out

on a washing line.

 

A countdown.            

She played hide and seek

with family, friends, doctors.

 

Now she must prepare

a new figure.

 

iii.

She chooses ink to scar.

A souvenir.

 

Like a note

on the back of a hand

but indelible.

 

The needle scratches

flesh.

 

The words engrave her.