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New TCBH! poem: 'Sucking the bones of bees'

By dlindorff - Posted on 26 April 2016

We are

breaking the little bones of earth

(bones of coral, bones of red wolf,

bones of bat and bee,

bonobos, their little fingers). . .

Now that all the bigger bones have been broken

to extract the marrow,

we are breaking all the little bones . . .

to make ourselves powerful

to defeat our enemies in battle,

to feel superior to our enemies

because we are so vulnerable,

vulnerable to fear and pain

and hunger and feeling alone,

alone with each other

whom we do not trust

to feed us when we are hungry,

to care for us when we are wounded,

when we are old and helpless.

We are

very busy

breaking the little bones of mother earth,

now that all the bigger bones

have been broken.

New poem by Gary Lindorff in 'Sucking the bones of the bee'


               --Gary Lindorff


GARY LINDORFF is a resident poet at ThisCantBeHappening!, the uncompromised, collectively run, five-time Project Censored Award-winning online alternative news site. His work, and that of colleagues JOHN GRANT, JESS GUH, DAVE LINDORFF, ALFREDO LOPEZ, LINN WASHINGTON, JR. and the late CHARLES M. YOUNG, can be found at

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