Eyes See What I See
Lips Who Am I?
Ear Find My Work
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Carcasses
 
mostly faces
with their hands to eyes set at ninety degree angles,
politely declining the warpath of a summer day
for those that look directly into the sun scare me.
 
skin
the waxy underbelly of a grasshopper,
smooth and electric and difficult to touch.
a prick may cause deflation.
 
lips
that break one long breath in two,
the staid stutter of a newborn baby,
a lurid slip of the tongue.
 
noses
that snort tea and biscuits
and the airy elasticity of noise
that settles on old shoulders like dandruff.
 
tongues
perpetually hungry,
the kind that eat its own words
and spit chatter
into sentimental sandwiches and undercooked cakes.
 
hands
discovering their fingertips
for the first time,
but practice bending every chance they get.
 
hips
gyrating like a rusting iron bar,
loose at the hinges
if it were not for their sinews.
 
and minds
that eat other minds for breakfast.
 

the people you meet, you keep.

like sighs, interrupting,

nothing more than the staccato of death.

they pause, I begin. I begin, they pause.

do we still call it breathing?