lessons in living

i give you a reel of flesh

a bundle of bones

a clutter of thoughts

two eyes for seeing

two hands for searching

and a tongue for questions

i lost the conscience

and you threw away hope

rationality was broken

compassion was flawed

take away the heart

its blackened and hard


well that is superfluous

and empathy must have been discarded somewhere along the line

the eyes seem to see only darkness

and the hands failed to feel

only touch

and the tongue

the tongue

was much sharper than expected

but take this skin

take this hair

now try to build a man