Body lies on the bottom step. How did it get there? we ask.
Body is bloody. Hair matted. Nails dirty.
Body ’s hand falls near the light. We are glad
Body has made no mess. Clean fall. No
Body would notice. What should we do?
Body says rug. Wrap me in rug. Rug was present some
Body gave us. Your mum. I think. Once your own
Body . Shut up says
Body , wrap tighter. What next? Put me in car, says
Body . We are not
Body builders. You are
Body is funny. To the skip? Re
Body it. No. Every
Body would put it there. We have to think smart. We could disem
Body it? I can still hear you says
Body from rug. I don’t want to kill
Body you say. Do we have to? We ask
Body . No. I can be a home
Body is good at bringing frozen food in from the car.
Body entertains the kids with all the ways he can bend his
Body . Every
Body is too pale. Deadly pale, your mum says. So we take
Body on holiday. Abroad. We take
Body to the doctors to check he has his anti
Body s. Pack a case with
Body boards and
Body suits and
Body itself. The case is too full to zip.
Body holds from the inside. When it comes across the carousel some
Body has opened it. It is
Body less. We can’t tell the police, you say.
Body sends a parcel a month later. The busy
Body from next door takes it because no
Body is in. Inside is my wedding ring
your dad’s watch
the kids’ pocket money
and a card for a
Body guard. We weep on the doorstep.