Body Worlds

A human head
dissolved by beetles
and their agents

until only the brain capillaries remain,
red wickerwork branches
in the stillest night on record.

Apricots no longer taste sweet.
Horses cannot be ridden at evening
and presents must be opened
by those in charge of all
chemical excitements.

Still, this glass box in this traveling road show
of skinned human bodies,
posed as skateboarders and divers
and manufactured into chests of drawers,

is the perfect place
to look out at humanity
walking by in a liquid rainbow of awe–
and see see what people
are really made of.

2 responses to “Body Worlds

  1. Melissa Shaw-Smith



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