where do our bones go

after we die?

where do our words go

after they’re said?

is it imprinted

in the bibliography

of your mind?

or do they disintegrate

like our bones

that become

molecules around us?

what happens when our words

like our bones

crumble

and decay

into the earth

birthing new roots

and new trees

and new beings.

what happens to my words

after they’re said

and permanently

become part

of you?