The Bone Of The House - Poem by RIC BASTASA

in the house
he is a bone,

not a flesh on
the side

dogs outside are

he is not the
kind of bone

that any dog

the useless bone
in the kitchen

mere shadow of
the soup-stock

left-over of the flesh
inside the garbage can.

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Poem Edited: Wednesday, December 28, 2011

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