Dogs 2014

FADING PATINAS OF FLESH
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I see
them

they see
me

all of these
twisted bones
disguised
as people

skeletal
pretenders
hoping for
a handshake

a hug
from another
puppet
to validate
their humanity

our skin

our tissue

allow us
to walk
and talk
as a society

bury them

burn them

and all
that remains
are ossified
reminders
of personality

hardened
memories
of a smile

a dance

an embrace

a final
wave
goodbye