Only bones remain (a poem)

An ekphrastic poem, inspired by a photograph by Yang Xiaobin: http://ekphrasticassimilations.org/yang-xiaobin-1/ Overlapping frames obscure the path to Heaven Illumination reveals it is still there but the cracks in the emulsion cast doubt on the timeline The impossibility of the task is evident from every angle— and the amber patches of dried blood left by past failures [...]