Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Piecing Together



author’s note:

“It is apparently more important to nature that one should have consciousness, understanding, than to avoid suffering.”
                 --  C.G. Jung


PICKING UP

As I pick up the broken
ceramic pieces scattered
through the white dust...

I begin to imagine
how I can arrange
the epic mosaic.

I discover your face
on one jagged fragment

just as you would
find mine
if you held
this same key
in your hand.

To save myself
some grief
I’d throw this mirror
far over the wall
but I know
I’d just have to retrieve it
later, farther along.

© 2009, Michael R. Patton
earnest audio
new steps

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