I saw a sullen pile of flesh
standing behind blunt ice.
Its washed-out eyes were buried
within the skin that I detested.
The creature made a putrid smile
As its nails began ripping my neck.
I tried sewing back the patches
but it was all in vain.
Anguish began choking me.
A dry voice drifted in my ear.
I shook and held my breath.
“Give up. I am you.”