The vase is broken – it took a tumble and hit the floor with a resounding crash.

I sigh and carefully pick up the pieces

put them all back together one by one

some are chipped, some are cracked

but eventually they will fit back together like they used to

little dab of super glue here and there to hold them in place


It will look like a vase once more

but it will never again hold water


It doesn’t matter if the vase broke

by accident

in a moment of passion or

with malice and forethought.

The vase is still broken.


Too bad they don’t make heart glue.



~ by Shannon MacLeod on August 21, 2011.

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