The skeleton of prey

They laughed me out of my own body
they laughed me out of my mind
they pecked and pecked
and gobbled up all the parts of me
that left myself behind

They lit up and smoked me down
the butt of jokes fizzled out in ashtrays
poured down the drain
and through all this they bonded
a pack of wolves with their prey

tearing me apart piece by piece
and now the people stare at me
‘why can’t he be more like me?’

Because I am the decay
the left overs
from a feast
the skeleton of prey


2 thoughts on “The skeleton of prey

  1. theweesmirk November 8, 2021 / 10:40 pm

    “They lit up and smoked me down
    the butt of jokes fizzled out in ashtrays
    poured down the drain
    and through all this they bonded
    a pack of wolves with their prey

    tearing me apart piece by piece
    and now the people stare at me
    ‘why can’t he be more like me?’

    Because I am the decay
    the left overs
    from a feast
    the skeleton of prey”

    This piece is excellent!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Matt November 10, 2021 / 7:47 pm

      Thank you. Your comment is much appreciated!

      Liked by 1 person

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