Strawberry Jam


Little girl writes strawberry jam;

Scrawls it across dry parchment in scarlet ink.

Little girl smells strawberry jam;

Headier than her mama's favourite perfume.

Little girl tastes strawberry jam;

Fills her mouth with tangy, kaleidoscopic flavours.

Little girl bleeds strawberry jam;

Hugs herself tight at night beneath bed sheets stained crimson.

Little girl dies in strawberry jam;

Covered from head to toe in sticky red.