waking girls
she woke up selfishly. as if cloistered by a hardened bowl, her mind thrashed, its soft edges driving into knots of yellowed ceramic. each hit a knot unto itself, viscous push giving way to recoil. spasm. spasm. signifier: feminine signified: femininity she woke in a casket, her waist sore and her buttcheek pinched and her hands, cold. the process of signification is one whereby a casket reaches its ghostly arms toward the corpse. the process of signification is the spectral remnant of what was once alive, redirected into the stream of the casket’s immaterial arms. the casket is