are you coming home?
have you been losing weight again?
does your mother know that you’re skin and bones?
does your mother know those things you do
when you’re all alone in bed?
have you heard from him?
did you tell your mom all about him?
would she be alarmed?
what he put in your arm
has no place there
but I don’t really mind
I think about you all the time
does your mother care you cut off your hair?
does your mother care you spent a year
all alone in bed?