119. Broken Bones


Bones creak and moan,

Tenacious in tone,

Creak, crack,

Creak, crack,

Woebegone and weary from…



Pathetic cadaver,

Degrading semblance.

Creak, crack,

Creak, crack,

Enervated soul: halted,

Steps back,

Steps back,

Backdrop of death,

Unsure as sweet breath.

Creak, crack.

Creak, crack.

Foul-skin decays as visions…,



Slanderous scum rusts bone,

Sickening contrite blood.

Creak, crack.

Creak, crack,

Bones break with fervor, eyes close..

Lie back,

Lie back…

Creak. Crack!


Unaided: fall back…

K. Aldaya, 2/2/05

Picture:  “Portrait of an articulated skeleton on a bentwood chair”, Photographer possibly Arthur Phillips, 1895-1905; http://www.powerhousemuseum.com/collection/database/?irn=386897

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