Fractured Heart

Don’t look so closely at the lines

Or examine too carefully the cracks intertwined

The chips and shards

I’ve earned them all — each and every one

My lines scatter, splintered — unkind

Cracks like fissures — deep and wide

Chipped like a delicate china teacup

Shards of sea glass — jagged and rough

A striking old grandfather clock reveals my story

Telling the time it took for this fractured heart to beat once more

One too broken, too heavy — too hurt to work


Inspired by the work of a gifted friend, the great – Poet of the Light. Check out his blog and the poem (Finer Soil) that inspired this one.


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