• carolyn r zaleon

fragile

Updated: Aug 31

we shouldn’t be


fragile


fragile ought to be a teacup

or finely blown glass


not life

or psyches


souls

or constitutions


but we are


each one of us


is


within

a breath

of bro

ken

a second

of split ting

a flash

of fad ing

a whisper

of wilt

ing



too easily we come apart

at the seams


from a memory

a scent

an event

an affliction


barely bound

by guts grace


and tears

that keep us whole



be friend fragile


we don’t truly feel

without it



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