We’re Made of Maggots

J. Richard Kron

it would break
their heart to know
we have no human
heart at all.

our form is starting
to show through our
scrounged-up pieces
of people’s skin.

it’s taken years of practice
working together
to form a smile
and give a thumbs-up.

we have to move
very carefully
when we make love
or we’ll fall apart.




J. Richard Kron is a writer and musician from Phoenix, Arizona. He holds a BFA in English from Arizona State University.