Bite down hard
Break the bone like
Stepping on a twig
Fill your mouth with marrow
And think to yourself
“This shit is ambrosia”
As it drips off your chin.
If the monster doesn’t love you
Well, darling girl, then that’s when you become the monster.
Shuck your clothes for wolf skins
Blood on your teeth because you earned it
Best fucking beautiful fiend the world has ever seen
And baby girl, your eyes look so big when they’re fully dilated
Tell me, does the moonlight feel like home?
Or is it the killing that feels like belonging?
Charlotte Amelia Poe (they/them) is an autistic nonbinary author from England. Their first book, How To Be Autistic, was published in 2019. Their debut novel, The Language Of Dead Flowers, was published in September 2022.