by Amoret BriarRose

You’re busy informing me about the subtle differences
between calcium phosphorus and calcium carbonate,
how one will fill in spongy bones, making them brittle,
canceling out the little spaces that give and bend.
I watch your hands, how they flick over your coffee cup.
Tomorrow, we will fight, and I will thank the gods,
the brittle cement of perfection
again avoided.

© 2015 Amoret BriarRose. All rights reserved.

Image: Embracing Skeletons by Bill Olen – some rights reserved