This newfound pain is what I had hoped for
A closeted vein, a bolted-cage jaw, widening and filling, swarming me with wasp traps and ivy leaves.
I have never wept for this long, and all at once, my stray seams curl to fit me again
No longer will I search out Hurt and Decay by burrowing deep into my fleshy landmines
No, this pain will pass over me; drench me in its purity.
I am no longer a wet thing dampening my bed.
Once I was dog,
Once. Now human.