Image: Bone_Reach_Angela_ClarkeBONE REACH

How far, far arms go
How low, low feet flow
An ocean of bones

Bone fingers hold bony processes
With bone pointed clarity
Bone meets bone and surprises its own
Touching one, domino-like touches them all
conversing with air

Cool, cooling marrow,
Like waves in a blowhole
Surges into bone hollow
Far, fartherest reach until…

Recede, gather, excursion, yield
Neighbour, companion, bone lover
Grounded, available, marrow-full,

Bone ready
Feel it in my bones
Chilled to the bone
Skin and bone

Behold the bone reach of me…