APRIL PROMPTS: NUMBER 8

APRIL PROMPT #8

David’s #5: mention at least one bodily organ

 

BEHOLD THE KING

 

Both hands, all ten fingers.

Both feet. Buttocks

bounce or slide along.

The swing to and away

uncricks the back,

the pull and reach

loosen shoulders.

 

The highest pipes pip

like the smallest birds,

a twitch in the eardrum;

the lowest below sound,

a rumble in the gut.

 

Is there anything

they don’t have:

lips for flute,

cheeks for oboe,

the horn’s heart,

syrinx and larynx

and lung.

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