marble cool beige-brown shades
of oval uniqueness – lightness.
A faint hint of medicinal myrrh
(from an offering, or
cleansing wilted flesh
sanitizes my olfaction.
River running sutures reveal forms:
lambdoidal suture coral reefs the occipital bone,
sagital suture produces EEG waveforms, and
coronal suture stitches front and parietal bones.
Inside: engraved bare, wintry branches
stand left and right Stilton veined.
Cupped in my hands,
the natural fit brings
I bow my head,
raise the bowl,
close my eyes,
imagine kissing the head
of my fellow man,
long since deceased.