Kintsugi

Kintsugi

wiping tears
from her eyes
he softly describes
a Japanese legacy:
broken pottery
pieced and placed
back together by
silver and gold;
transforming the
hopelessly damaged,
the utterly shattered,
into lovely
lasting artifacts.

wiping tears
from her eyes
he quietly confides,
“Darling, I adore
your broken
little pieces;
my love is gold,
and my esteem-
the silver-
to fill all
your fissures,
fractures, and
cracks.”

author: rashael crystal
photo source: mora approved