Villanelle

i don’t see myself in the mirror

shallow eyes hang loosely

cables and wires bulge at my throat

frothing at cracked gates

gasping then, now slowly

i don’t see myself in the mirror

blue and black break

over bones now buried

cables and wires bulge at my throat

ignored hopes slay

the heedless quietly

I don’t see myself in the mirror

Cables and wires bulge at my throat