Once I was proud of my long, graceful neck.
I wore necklaces of prisms and butterflies.
Once I was proud of my beautiful, flawless face.
Sultry eyes, perfect complexion, seductive mouth.
Once I was proud of my thick soft hair.
Hanging down my back, shimmering black.
I withstood the acid of your tongue.
I could not withstand the acid you flung.