Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Sing the Bones

Sing the Bones

I am losing all my bones,
Loosing self and stance,

Heaping like kindling,
Losing all my bones.

Put me to the fire,
Sing me bone by bone:

Croon incus, phalanx,
Pelvis, rib and stapes.

Hum humerus, hum lacrimal
Chant deepest femur note.


  1. "sing me bone by bone"

    I like that.

  2. I love the sound of resigned contentment as each voice is added to the choir.

  3. nice....the singing bone by bone...its like a ritual rememberance of what held us together....pretty cool thought...

    hey i fixed your link at dverse....

  4. Without bones, who would we be?
    We definitely could not stand our ground. Smiles.

  5. I like the first bit: "I am losing all my bones, loosing self and stance." The words speak to the reality of disintegation that is the end of life. And the "sing bone by bone" is perfect.