Two Inches

Two Inches

break your teeth
when you bite down

when you slam
into the river bank

your overbite
and shatter their

with your loud
tuneless voice

drag yourself out
of the water and
into the ambulance

you punch yourself
as the paramedics
tell you to stop

and when they
hold down your arms
you tell them
let go but
no one
is letting
you go

Ophelia break
your grief into
pieces of glass
and chew

like the
two boxes
of pills

don’t swallow,