are aghast with mouthfuls
of murderwords and tigerstripes.
at her ivory belly,
and hand-stitched silver beading.
Sara presses her thighs together
to keep from spilling.
She feels its chewing.
her lip lining: two mouths
JANAE GREEN is a writer living in the Pacific Northwest. Her poems and short stories have appeared in Atticus Review, Burning Word, Eunoia Review, Fiction Fix, Paper Darts, Poetry Quarterly, The Molotov Cocktail, The Ofi Press, Vine Leaves Journal, and elsewhere. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her partner, artist Shea Bordo. Follow her @thenaeword on Twitter.