only a girl gets ruined
prom dress soaked
updo down. hideous
ruin, head full of murder.
bones under skin already in ruin
starved thin, blood without oxygen
heart beating only from habit
boys make their way by ruin
snake-like belts, hooded eyes, chapped
fingers finding skin
girls’ ruin lies in others’ hands
behold this ruin—frosted with rage
riddled with ugly, baked too long in the sun
wet ruins down her face
dumb girl in a dress racked
with ruin. who is she fooling?
all roads lead to ruin
she made her way by ruin
anne dyer sought her ruin in a thousand ways.