14 March 2011

the things that are made to be broken

there are things
that are made to be broken--
teacups, hearts, bones,
icicles dangling
carelessly from porch
swing wood slats,
heavy.
records, lps, plates,
dreams hung out to dry
on clothespins.
wooden staffs, twigged
braids, strands--
can't break the broken things, can't untend what's already won.

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