The sun rays streamed into the room, the red inside my eyelids lit up.
I struggled to open them; the heaviness was a residue of the night.
What a night it had been!
I could still feel his hunger,
His parched mouth moving on me.
They say the animal in you emerges only in the night
I endured it, silently.
I dragged myself to the bathroom mirror
The scars of last night bright red all over my body
Are these a mark of his territory?
After all I’m only one of many.
In my head play silently, my mother’s words to me
Don’t let the BED BUGS bite”