nothing broken here

monk

fixed what was broken,
no super glue in the drawer
so i skipped that.
how long will this hold?
the sunset robed monk i chased
through the dusty streets of Siem Reap
laughed his yellow teeth at me
and said it’s not supposed to hold indefinitely,
what holds in infinity?

it can break,
where it usually does
crawling up near the bladder, past the spleen
nudging the heart.

so crack it, mend it,
no part needs replacing.
splintered self shatters into
fireflies.

© listentothebabe

About listentothebabe

writing is the teeth that gnaw on my bones.

7 comments

  1. ❤ I especially love those last two lines. Whenever I feel I'm about to break, I'll just think I'm about to break into a million fireflies.

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  2. People always say I am broken actually.

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