Author: Tiffany Babb

Tiffany Babb is a New York based writer and book hoarder. She is currently pursuing an M.A. in American Studies at Columbia University. Tiffany’s comic work can be found at tiffanyebabb.com

Web: www.linkedin.com/in/tiffanybabb

 

Her feet twitch one last time

before being stilled

forever.

 

A dangling reminder

that they could not move fast enough

to carry her to safety

from a man who believed

that what he felt was love.

 

Saddled with nothing to do

but fade from memory

and even that, stolen,

by the legends, the tales, the whispers.

 

Her very existence dissolved

into a symbol of her attacker’s mania.

 

Oh! If only she had more time.

Or a mouth to scream.