Tips for a clean breakup
Your cell walls fresh-free
of their love.
must be dumbly plucked from each pink pore,
thrown to landfill,
labelled 'Hazardous biowaste, may cause hideous burns'.
Third, make re-chaste your newly bleach-scoured bone and blotted clean flesh
with a sore blessing of Domestos and cloves.
something new something old something stolen something dead
Fourth, hasten hair growth with sea kelp supplements
Pretend pretend pretend they work with a flick of your peeling wrist and a roll of your ash-dry eyes
Cover your scalp with a mane that they have never knotted or tenderly mangled,
the two of you ashen with that skippy, gleeful dread.
Finally, a crown of polished teeth, doesn't matter whose, meandrous and chipped,
greased until your elbows chafe
so everyone knows she has been sterilised