JON TEETS

  

Denouement

And he took death's femur in his hand
just below the pelvic bone
and pulled her to him so they might

but not yet

and propped up on his other hand
he arched his back
so that they might

but not yet

and sponged his tongue along her ribs
her digits boning at his back
so that they might

but not yet, though he had gone.