Human Coral

If you take a man and view him birth to death across his life
he is coral, human coral, a live thing tipping a dead thing,
a history of dead things, and two live hands grasping for meaning
and with every moment another corpse left behind,
with every moment a fresh life, moving onward

2 thoughts on “Human Coral

  1. Thanks, it was inspired by the four-dimensional view of a human (like a caterpillar) from Slaughterhouse Five. The main difference being that in my case, the person is only alive in the very moment of the present. Every past version of the person has been dead since their moment – ergo, coral.

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