To Offer Up the Rib
A plot to alter:
A complex structure, this:
The singular object, miles out, becoming a pluralism of parts, a thousand ribs.
You did not come from it,
The offer dead on your lips.
The completed removal not entirely necessary.
To know that the scraping of it was sacrifice enough.
The complaint, the admission, the heightened voice, the variant temperature.
What each creature is from far away:
a collection of all the above.
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