bones (20170126)

there is artifice in these bones
look, how when disrobed
of flesh and fat and given a proper
bath, look how they gleam whitely
such purity, such strength

there are tooth marks
on many a tibia, on many an ulna
and ancient boys slew their brothers
with their fathers’ femurs

16 thoughts on “bones (20170126)”

    1. That’s what I was thinking. I’ve always had a weird obsession with cannibalism. Obsession, not participation, mind you.

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