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Welcome to my site. I am a musician and a lover of creative expression through all forms of art. This is my safe place to share mine.

things that are broken.

things that are broken.

when something is broken we

immediately

rush to fix it

 

scramble for the shattered

glass on the floor

 

sew back together thrift store clothes

 

put cracked dishes back into the back

of cabinets so maybe no one will see

 

scrub stains til the cotton wears thin

and tears

 

super glue soles back to favorite pairs

of boots

 

duct tape car windows

 

share desperate kisses to cover

the lack of conversation

 

and I understand,

I do

the urge to fix

and to heal.

it’s a human characteristic,

healing

and many times we think

not fixing something

or someone

is giving up on it.

 

I tend to think

in grays and tans

and sometimes blues and reds

but

never blacks and whites.

 

In gray and tan thoughts

I find that broken things have

a beauty that fixed things

just don’t

and just can’t.

 

I see beauty in the

three-legged cat hobbling

on my back porch

and in my shed that has

needed a paint job for decades

and in the way that “I love you”

doesn’t quite sound as good

as when I was sixteen.

 

I think it’s because there’s something

deeper

and better

in the time after pain

 

perfection is not

a synonym for beauty

look it up, if you want.

 

if the world was as perfect

as we all dream it would be

if we all got our wonderland fairytale

endings

we’d surely find a way to want something more.

 

in broken things we see the yearning

and we see the good in the things that are whole

and we see that some things are meant to stay broken

that throwing away a torn pair of shoes isn’t

giving them up

it’s accepting a truth

 

that things break and grow old

just like people and love

but then things grow and enter in

and fill up and redeem

 

the cycle of breaking and healing and feeling in between

is a human condition that

we should admire.

 

to dwell in the broken,

to accept the failures,

to know which battles to

fight

and which dishes to save

and which stains to let win

is to truly see

beauty.

the same

the same

experiment

experiment