Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Fifteen Stitches

What screws us up most in life is this picture we have in our heads of how it is suppose to be. What really happens is the one left behind is painted out of the picture even though that person is clearly equal and a collaborator.

© Fifteen Stitches

chaos spilled across the paper moon
opening the window and abandoning
the weights of life he found inopportune
fall into the arms of sweet dreams

the vigilante air held hostage
loving words she dared not utter
he misunderstood fragments of shared moments
and incomplete life puzzles

kneeling in the cathedral of him
collecting and saving broken-heart stitches
the way a child keeps fireflies in a closed jar
she longed for another lullaby

by Mimi Wolske, American author, artist, Renaissance Woman

All Rights Reserved

(painting: Don't waste your tears by Catrin Welz-Stein)


  1. *sigh* ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9VoLCO-d6U

  2. Well done. Appreciate you sharing.