New Bone

Water and its sounds taking rounds of de-devotion.
I wish I could say it was gentle, that it would listen
when I mimicked the sun.
What stayed was weight
washing over, a light twisting in front of my eyes
like hot gold.
I wish I could say I didn’t know heaviness
could go beyond a body.
I sit there, hand on bone, bone halfway
in the trunk, trying to get it to go in.
Every time the bone sticks.
Every new bone becomes a knowledge
of a death too slow for rebirth.

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