Paper Thin Skin Over Rickety Bones.

Paper Thin Skin Over Rickety Bones.


Squatting in the dirt,
just inside the door of a hovel,
tiny child already a skeleton
eating bugs that pass,
spitting out the crunchy parts.

Flesh stretched like a drum head
over visible bones and viens,
eyes jack-o-lantern huge,
but little light left in them.
Hollow cast sculpture,
much like Hitler's stick figures
but African, a Sudanese refugee.

Death gleams in the tears that dribble
down the flattened plane of her face,
as cramps grip her bowels,
and her rectum dry heaves.

Come mourn she will be wrapped
in an old grass matt tightly
and carried to a mass grave,
where many children will be rejoined,
tumbling together for the last time,
giggleless and grim,
as tiny souls fly far above,
to shelter in an angels wings,
knowing hunger there no more.

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Micky Dee 6 years ago

I love your work! My God you know that! Thanks MFB! Another great message. I've been chasing you around the hubs today. You get there right before I do. Try Prine's "Fair & Square"! God Bless Bro!

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