Bones

   

 

It's amazing how missing bones
keep turning up.  You'd think
they'd rot or turn to dust,
but the calcium content
prevents that, allowing them
an indefinite life span.
Take the dinosaur for instance,
centuries pass and their bones last.
I guess that's ok.  In any case,
it's as close as we come to immortality
and that's important when the bones
are human and the species is not yet extinct
and has the ability to remember, reason & think.
Especially, when bones are lost then returned
to their loved ones as in the case
of the missing in action during war.
If the loved ones still survive,
and are still able to dream
the face of flesh and the mass of muscle,
skin, hair, nails, and the miscellany
that comprised the just newly found
and now dearly departed  to a reality of sorts,
it's nice, I guess.  But it would be nicer
if the whole process didn't take place
particularly for a reason as silly as war,
humanity’s ageless, senseless dinosaur.