Executed for the murder of her child in Salzburg at age 18.
Her skull is currently on display at the Mütter Museum in Philadelphia, PA.
Go ahead: you can ask your question.
But first, tell me about your first kiss —
the one with too much tongue and
all the hair that ended up in your
mouth. I love that one, I love
not knowing whose hair it
could possibly be. Go ahead
ask me that question —
but first, did you know that we have metal bits crouched in our eye
balls? If we were birds, we could sense the direction the world spins.
you didn’t ask, but she loved
butterflies, she would
over her little bed,
and she would tell me stories
sometimes, at night, I am overcome by this missing
feeling, as if I could be someone so cherished
but instead, I am just fissured by her absence.
This happened and I started to laugh and
the sound nearly cracked me open with
its music, I thought: freedom? Is this it?
That thought it’s what killed me, I swear.
If you can believe it, I’ve never had one, a first kiss, that is. Maybe you think
it’s silly, but it’s true. So go ahead, okay? Ask the question.