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October 26, 2006

100 Dreams

The twenty-fourth dream: The bone box is a black polished hardwood suitcase partitioned to keep the bones from co-mingling. It is three feet long with metal-reinforced corners.

Each bone is labeled with a tiny black number so you can check it against the label on the inside of the lid to be sure you are holding what part you are knowing.

The bone box becomes longer, heavy handled, padded and silenced, sleeping beneath the weight of earth, trees, and centuries, holding the cemetery down.

No longer red, juicy and vibrant. Not soft, flowing or dreaming. The bone box.