Back to my dolls. Back to familiar,
Mother gave me one to paint. I chose
the sea for her eyes
cuspidated obsidian for her mouth.
She was a fill-in.
Mother howled in on muscle pills,
red cheeked fury
steaming the air, burning my hair from
its soiled roots! My bedroom door opened
itself out of her way, scarred from past poundings.
I dove under my bed, throwing
my rock-like doll to stand as daughter.
She never turned into an
apple-polished quail. She just stood.
I laid in yellow paint under
bed frames; thick structure.
And never gave Sclerotic Doll