This is simply inspired by Red Hot Chili Peppers’ song Skin and Bones and Jesus speaking about the world’s truth about “an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth” in Matthew 5: 38-42. Take what you will from it.
SKIN AND BONES
Skin and bones. That’s all you know.
Another eye for an eye. That’s all you were told.
You have guts to spill without any frill.
Bones and skin, all pushed downhill.
Tooth for a tooth, wipe off the grit
After throwing back well deserved wit.
Give him your cheek, maybe your heart too,
But never trade your soul for something so shrew
Like the shadow poured into pounds of flesh,
Waiting, but there was something not quite meshed.
Never saving the cloak for nothing but your own
Until the shadow came and gave its own to you.
Skin and bones. That’s all you knew.
Then the shadow grew inside of you, slowly, but true.