bone soup

15 Apr

making a bone broth of me

cooking tendons of need

clear down

delicious fat and richness

from my full bodiment

boiled down

caramelized shame

fire roasted shame

fig leaf soaked shame


of collective legs

there, tasted in the slurp

hot from a dipping spoon

you are here

not in the soup line

but in the building nonetheless

familiar with the recipe

available for consultation

with the apprentice


all in one

thank you pot

and water

and flame

and thank you space

and atmosphere

in which it all can happen

and in which we all

can hear the dinner bell

now with liquid ears of



4 Responses to “bone soup”

  1. Andrea April 15, 2019 at 2:34 pm #

    This reminds me somehow of Shel Silverstein’s poetry; for the introspective and brave spiritual explorer, rather than for a child. Clever, honest, and funny with a wink. Slurp it up!

    • marga t. April 15, 2019 at 8:24 pm #

      Oh my goodness, how are you?! Poetry schmoetry – how’s A in the west flowing into her new terrain with discoveries and change around every bend?

  2. Michael April 28, 2019 at 7:24 pm #

    Yes… so many skins and scars and scuffed dispositions dissolving into the building blocks of new life… I like to think that it’s really transformation that renews us, the reconfiguring of the basic stock of being we’ve been given into whatever forms will serve us next…!

    Hope you are well, M!


    • marga t. April 29, 2019 at 2:14 pm #

      I adore the wording “scuffed dispositions”! So accurate. 🙂 Daily bone soup around here – hope the same is true for you! What is next for all these bones and how will they reconfigure next? Maybe that old song about bone connections will get a new ordering: leg bone connected to the chin bone connected to the air bone connected to the imagination bone. Waving and smiling your way! m / credentials can be us

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