Sunday, October 9, 2011


Your words cold as bones
left from the dancing creature
you gave birth to
You spoke them once
(A heart pumps steady time
unaware it will cease)
Silent skeleton song
Paper white remains
A vacant cavity
Moot the scars
we lived so hard for
Meaningless words like forever redundant
in the face of snapped-neck paralysis
Lifeblood drained out
Vomit, a precious lost
Bodily dysfunction
screamed and uttered
to record living
Lyrics remnant teeth
can no longer chew on
or swallow
Lump out of throat
Dried up tongue
Tasteless motherless tongue
spit out its last word
Silence is not an acknowledgment

(July 17, 2007)

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