Thursday, February 02, 2012

Friday 55-Shattered

An invisible weakness
gives birth to a barely perceptible flaw.
Pressure applied
spreads a single crack
into a brittle web
ready to send shards
raining to the floor
with
just
a
breath.
Mirrored splinters
threaten innocent feet,
and helping hands.
I kneel
wondering 
if the damage can be cleared
                                                                and repaired
                                                                without wounds being multiplied.

16 comments:

G-Man said...

Yes it can Trini...
Just tread carefully.
What a fantastic 55 Michelle
You need to write more often
Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

Yvonne Osborne said...

Ohh, the wounds we inflict with our shards of glass....
I read multiple meanings into this, and I think that is a good thing.

silly rabbit said...

Nice!

Brian Miller said...

ah i wont blow smoke...its gonna hurt to clean up...it always does...but its worth it...smiles.

Sailor said...

Excellent!

Beach Bum said...

Very well done.

Cad said...

That's beautiful! :)

Craig said...

Those invisible weaknesses can be a bitch. . .

Nice. . .

Suldog said...

Hmmmmmmmm. Sounds like there might be a little touch of stress in your life. I'll say a prayer for some relief.

S said...

Uh oh!

You are so good at this.
S

coopernicus said...

did you have ANOTHER car accident????

Secret Agent Woman said...

Uh oh. That sounds ominous.

Palm Springs Savant said...

I'll assume this is simply a metaphor (one hopes). If so it is beautifully written and poignant.

Doctor FTSE said...

Excellent use of extended metaphor. Good write.

Mother Theresa said...

Hmm, sounds like something not so fun is going on, I hope it's as easy to clear away as broken glass...

Margaret said...

An invisible weakness
gives birth to a barely perceptible flaw.

... and then we make it bigger and bigger and POW.

Very nice. And by the way, I actually DO have a tiny crack in my glass front door... I will be watching that closely now!