Today I Realized


Today I realized that there was a skeleton inside of me

Not just ‘know it’ – but actually ‘realized’ it

A bony scaffold for my meat bag body to hang on.

The veins and sinew

Strapping it all together

The blood and bile and mucus

Oiling and greasing all of its parts


This is not me


I want to tear down the flesh walls

Dismantle this calcium frame

Spill the life fluid

And slash the sticky cords

That hold this vessel together

I want to be free of it

I am of the light and the air

Not bound to the dark and the dirt


Let me be free



© Kate McClelland 2016


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