To begin with, her milky first finger,
imprinted with the capital letter F
between upper and lower knuckles
tells everything and everyone
about her experiences and how
she knows not when people
who are false
Like the vines trained
on the hollow black Gothic back
of this almost slim letter
they too would mount her . . .
Always they wanna ____!
Well, through ink she reclaims herself,
through ink she keeps a hold on herself,
and each digit closed in fist
shows her firm grip delicately
wrapped up in a rosary.
Let ’em keep their princess cut diamonds,
every digit here already has meaning!