Bones

There are 206 bones in the human body
And I could tell you them all
Map them out over your body
Like hills and ridges
Valleys and slopes
Scars nestled between them
Like small rivers fluttering by
I would trace them sometimes
The bones…I mean
But there were some that would hide
The delicate coccyx
So sweet and shy
Hiding behind flesh and muscle
Or the carpals
Huddled together
Eventually I would give up
Or so I would have you think
There are 206 bones in the human body
And I could tell you them all
And when we die we would be buried together
Over time we would become the same
Two pairs of 206
Intertwined
Unable to be told apart

Riya Mokashi is a poet living in the ever-cold Midwest. She strives to write at least once a day and hopes to get some of her work out there.

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2 Responses to Bones

  1. Very nice. Science meets tenderness.

  2. Wow! Absolutely loved this 😊

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