we all hold swords

in joy we give them to the sky
in pain we turn on each other
in faith despite we sharpen them
in love we learn to stay our hand


seventeen broken things

broken dreams
broken rules
broken bottles
broken fingers
broken pictures
broken laws
broken beliefs
broken promises
broken wings
broken glasses
broken bowls
broken resolve
broken records
broken plates
broken windows
broken locks
broken deals
broken hearted
broken things


Copyright 2006 by Jeffrey Spahr-Summers.