Today's poem is by Jennifer Boyden

They Have a Point

When the gods gave us all the holes
leading into our darkness, they planned
on our needing a mystery. It amuses them
that what is inside the body
is more body. The same body, but different.

They first said the bodies should be mostly moss inside.
But they kept coming back to the mystery.

Though they liked that moss would have kept everyone
soft and green, they decided it was best
to fill each thing with itself, which would then be hidden
within the other. Look at stones, they said.
Look at water which is like a throat of water.

Copyright © 2013 Jennifer Boyden All rights reserved
from The Declarable Future
The University of Wisconsin Press
Reprinted by Verse Daily® with permission

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