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A Library Of Skulls Analysis



Author: poem of Thomas Lux Type: poem Views: 11

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Shelves and stacks and shelves of skulls, a Dewey


Decimal number inked on each unfurrowed forehead.


Here's a skull


who, before he lost his fleshy parts


and lower bones, once


walked beside a river (we're in the poetry section


now) his head full of love


and loneliness; and this smaller skull,


in the sociology stacks, smiling (they're all


smiling)—it's been empty


a hundred years. That slot


across the temple? An ax blow


that fractured


her here. Look at this one from the children's shelves,


a baby, his fontanel


a screaming mouth and this time no teeth, no smile.


Here's a few (history)—a murderer,


and this one—see how close their eye sockets!—a thief,


and here's a rack of torturers' skulls


beneath which a longer row of the tortured,


and look: generals' row,


their epaulets


on the shelves to each side of them.


Shelves and shelves, stacks stacked on top of stacks,


floor above floor,


this towering high-rise library


of skulls, not another bone in the place


and just now the squeak of a wheel


on a cart piled high with skulls


on their way back to shelves


while in the next aisle


a cart filling with those about to be loaned


to the tall, broken-hearted man waiting


at the desk, his library card


face down before him.






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