X-Ray

Screen_shot_2017-12-05_at_08.50.24by Patrick Howse05 May 2018

The shadows within
Define my bones
In ways I find strange:

Yet I know the aches
Of these fossils
Grinding on one another,

And I see their future
Exposed to sun or soil;
This is as much me

As my smile -
A flash of light
In a darkness.