After the Ban

*left eye* the moon/chewed and spit across the sky


*right eye* a slender girl/leaning on a lamppost/her body newly claimed


*neck* hands/uninvited/ !


*nose* seven starlings wheel across the sky/bear her weight


*hair* wild horses/meandering attention/the half-life of respect


*lips* curl of waves/a flag/or a siren


*ears* silence packs its bags and disappears/the time to listen


*chin* she is becoming a hawk/comet/wall of fire