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water pours into my wanting bones
into the spaces between blood and marrow
those places that form seed and memory

bones buried deep in brown ancestral soil
deep into the other side of time
tell dancing stories of the ancient ones

forgotten waters smooth rocks
bones smooth the broken edges of time
in remembered lands

history is unveiled
in the bones
in the bones
in the bones

water runs through me
beyond the marrow turned to dust
washing blood from the pearl parts
revealing bone
revealing bone
revealing yesterday’s god child

i am between the spaces
hiding inside the bone song
that wants to tell its death story

we have been here before
boneless and ethereal
boneless and wanting
boneless
…and

© zaji, 2016