after the body has decomposed and decayed and is done being with being a body, the insects feast on the flesh, desperate for nourishment.
1. after: the close of decompose: to separate into parts decay: to decompose; to separate into parts; to rot done: to be finished feast: any abundant meal flesh: the sweet, outer coating of a body desperate: having an urgent need for nourishment: something that is necessary for life
First came the blowflies, then the maggots. They attacked you while you were breathing. They thought you were done: to be finished. They crawled in and out of your nostrils, through your gaping mouth, down your throat. Your body took the phrase "being eaten alive" too far.
2. maggots: legless larvae of flies attack: to set upon in a hostile or violent way nostrils: holes in a face that helps a body: the physical structure of a material substance breathe down: on or to the ground throat: the part where insects run through and burrow and live in the not living
You're imprinted into the ground now, your ribs a perch for vultures to peck upon your carcass. Your skull is laced with sand and other sedimentary rock as a nice garnish. Bodies are strewn here, peppered with dynasties of dust, ancestry of asphalt.
3. ribs: curved bones shaped like armor to protect the heart and other vital organs carcass: a human devoid of being skull: the bony framework of a head laced: the lightly draping of a thing garnish: the supply with; to decorate; to lace: lightly drape a thing ancestry: generations and generations of sediment forming into people forming into lives forming into experience forming into decay: to separate into parts