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Sabrina Goldstein

Location: Franklin Lakes, NJ
Date of Birth: 2/27/83
Email: gtrgirlie@aol.com
Published in: Maelstrom
Awards: Rutgers University High School Poetry Contest Winner


VICTIM

his face is firm and boxy
bristly skin, trickling fire
two eyes dropped on a face
like lucid beads strung carefully.

peel him.

unravel layer by layer
like snakeskin
until i see the stillborn infant
in whole serenity
awaiting its funeral.

startle him.

make him laugh like a boy
anticipating the next surprise
iíll pretend to be christmas
and make him count the days.

sting him.

heíll soon become an addict
and when iím empty,
i will push him away.