A Mended World

2017 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 16
Write a poem to the world


A Mended World

you wear peace like
a gauzy veil of
muted colors


and we create tiny
pinpricks of anger
and discord that threaten
to rend it to pieces
yet somehow

you manage to mend each hole
each troubled soul
weaving new colors
into the fabric of peace


The Old Woman

Fragile, Natural, Wild (with Magaly) – in the Garden


The Old Woman

they treat you like
a fragile thing
a precious flower
made of glass

they fear you will
shatter to pieces
if they tell
the truth

but you are strong
a woman forged
of broken pieces
fused together