Body is Bone-Cage


When I am released from this bone-cage:

When neurons collapse

Organs fail:

Skin, dust, dissipation of atoms of “me”.

When my ribs are no longer trapped across my chest, holding everything in

like the spines of sailing ships.

Guts spill out, liver & bile & blood

Intestines let loose my last meal (quinoa salad & beans).

When my brain ceases rattling in its cage



Matthew Oldridge

Writing about creativity, books, productivity, education, particularly mathematics, music, and whatever else “catches my mind”. ~Thinking about things~