If you really want to know
Make no bones about it, you are more than
Rubbing elbows, more than shoulder to shoulder.
You’re in the blood, after all, in the flesh, in the
Same breath, joined at the hip, body and soul.
So move in close, as close as you can get,
Put your back into it, get under that skin,
Straight to the bone, touch the nerve, until
You are the blood from the stone,
Until you are the sweat that pearls your skin. Now
Open your innermost ear and ask what
Your bones have to say about the truth.