bright with shadow,
                                 the skull lights
every inch
                 of the emptiness.
               in hollow bone,
truth accompanies
                                the meanderings 
of my wonder,
                        facing me
at every twist
                       of thought,
its grimace 
                 nearer to me
than my own face,
my smile
              with glistening
             lead the way to the world
beyond words,
                          peel the rust 
of memory away,
                             strip me 
to the bitter bone
                             of being.
unlock the silence
                               in stone.
your indifference
                            is the thoughtfulness
of the cosmos,
                          wisdom of forgetfulness.