Ergo.

things break.
glass. clouds.
shattering. splattering.
and you stick them together.
band-aid. glue.
and you learn to make do.
(looks more real now, love.)
things break.
and you put a picture in a frame.
light sticks to reflections.
light splits around shadows.
one breaks. then two.
and you learn to make do.
glass. clouds.
what was sea is now fog.
what was fog unsheathes its nails,
piercing rain that breaks the skin.
she sews harder.
broken stars to bleeding sky.
things break.
what is, splinters into promises.
what was, becomes a jagged line
of ungrammatical sutures.
(look what is real now, love.)
things break.
and you stick them together
(now look, what love is real.)
and you learnt to make do.
things break.
ergo.

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32 thoughts on “Ergo.

  1. what was, becomes a jagged line
    of ungrammatical sutures…

    I really like your style. You get straight to the point without losing any of the poetic tactics that make for great abstract writing.

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  2. Yes, things break and someone tries to put them back together. And sometimes that someone breaks in the process. Band-aids and glue are not enough for some, and that feels very close to breaking inside of me. You sing a haunting song here. I say sing, because your words have a certain fluidity one doesn’t find often. Thank you,

    Elizabeth
    http://soulsmusic.wordpress.com

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  3. what was sea is now fog.
    what was fog unsheathes its nails,
    piercing rain that breaks the skin.
    she sews harder.
    broken stars to bleeding sky.
    things break.
    what is, splinters into promises.
    what was, becomes a jagged line
    of ungrammatical sutures.

    Love the poignancy and the wisdom in this!! Happy New Year!❤️

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  4. “she sews harder.
    broken stars to bleeding sky.”

    And I think of Peter Pan and his shadow. From the everyday to the ridiculous to the sublime, I have to say “yes.” They do. There is a normal wear and tear and there is accelerated. But why do we always innocently use passive voice like a 4 year old (the lamp broke) rather than take the active position? Truly though, we have to forgive ourselves and avoid depression. Many of us take steps to mend what we couldn’t prevent from breaking. I wish I had written this.

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