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?

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