How You Will Identify My Body – by Sallyanne Rock

 

Spare key engraved across right palm
Fingerprints on each side of jaw    Look at me when I’m talking to you
Slight spinal curvature indicating bowed head
Tan line on the ring finger of the wrong hand
Fun-house mirror under each eyelid
Scar behind left ear    They’ll kill you if you tell
Small holes in ventricles consistent with piercing
Alternative names inscribed on the soles of the feet
Indent of hooks around both clavicles
Blunt force injury to the startle reflex    He told me to do it
Knee caps with imprint of hymn book
A birthmark in the shape of a birthmark.

 

 

 

Sallyanne Rock is an emerging poet living in Worcestershire, UK. She has been published in various places online and in print, and can often be found tweeting @sallrockspoetry

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