Bones

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fraying the edges of sanity
praying to keep the little
that remains - a disparity
between the brittle
bones; broken integrity
softly cutting corners
forgetting priorities
every step counts
every itty bitty

until
it's all dust and clay
nothing more than
a skeleton clothed
in a carbon coat
genes sheathed
in fecund flesh -
bones housing
a fragile strength

she
is nothing more
than biology -
at most,
a chemical composite

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