a skeleton

of tape


and newspaper

assembled from scratch

by calloused hands-

a disfigured


of a human body

basing its life

on its begetter

it anchored its

ersatz existence

through synthetic fingers

and makeshift toes-

but you do not have

a crumpled brain

or cabled spine

you are not

artificially constructed-

you have been made

to withstand

even the worst of monsoons

and weathering

so why must you

harbor yourself

into the palms

of those ransacking

to demolish

rather than


your lithic bones