a thing unbroken

by Sophia Harvey

There is a tension created

By something that wont break

But must.


It goes against common wisdom

And the rules through which we carve our place in a world

To break a thing unbroken.


And however unwise the wisdom

Or unfounded the rules

We follow them.


And why?

When it aches to be broken

And there must be a reason–


But when the now unbroken thing

Lies in pieces on the kitchen floor

Is it common courtesy to sweep it aside,

Never taking time to relish the crack?