chewed lip

 'truly madly deeply' she wrote
a version of panic
very bespoke
like a chewed lip, a rampart, a fully maddening world
outright
out with
out what?
out!


they broke
they ran
flying crazily wild
a dog aping sideways
tooth and nail knew
through tight frantic corner
bump and skelter they ran
bruise through going nowhere
bump skelter they ran
bump skelter ran
they ran.