open handed (20210401)

separate neatly skin from muscle
more finesse required than i offer
with a single hand
the second an object of dissection
inspection perhaps retaliation

are these bones robot parts
unfinished machines sensitive to
heat pain inflammation
infection inflection

the dictionary squeezed
until only ashes drift down
ashes like snow
ashes like dehydrated tears
ashes like ashes

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    1. Thank you my friend. Been a while since I posted anything. Going to give the Poetry Month a spin. Maybe. We’ll see how I feel tomorrow.

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