putting it all together

this broken heart of mine
held together by bits of
sticky tape and string
losing definition
almost
beyond recognition
just a few shards
glittering in
someone else’s sun
letters and writing
from days long ago
scraped deep inside
the puzzle pieces
that no longer
quite fit together
like they used to
cryptic and only
loosely connected
to the past
or the future
neither of which
seems likely
or even probable
a beat apart
either way
and solely
of importance
because of
tethers grown
long ago
firmly constructed
and set into stone
a skeleton
to scaffold
what is left
after storms
and skirmishes and
the long drawn out war
of the roses
the petals of which
now serve as a reminder
of the paths taken and
the crossings missed
and the highroads
which have been
left untouched
but then there’s always
the sea for a little serenity
and a rest for the wicked and the lost
the waves lapping at the shore
like the red blood
that once thrived in
this broken heart of mine.


© Sybille Sterk
Do not copy or publish this poem in any way, shape or form without my written permission.

putting it all together

Sybille Sterk

Cambridge, United Kingdom

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