Sewn

We line up the edges

of our frayed hearts

Thread a sharp needle

with silken thread

Spun from fragile hopes

New found trust

Dreams

Private smiles

Midnight whispers

Passionate kisses

 

We sew slowly

Carefully

Small, neat stitches

Smoothing wrinkles

from our fabric

Ensuring fit

Checking for gaps

Puckering

Going back once or twice

to unsew missteps

Correcting as necessary

before finishing a smooth seam

 

Step back

Admire our handiwork

We have created

Something fresh

Something new

To wrap ourselves up in

on cold nights

Tough enough to shelter us

in a storm

A thing of beauty

made from torn edges

and bruised flesh

A new whole

more than the sum of its parts

 

 

7 thoughts on “Sewn

  1. Your words inspired mine, thank you

    more than the sum
    be it our life–wellbeing
    to trust in ourselves
    follow a dream–make it true
    fix the rough edges–true love
    ~~~
    to repair a gap
    a gaping big hole–a void
    trueloves silken thread
    compromise use the silk
    repairs truelove forever
    ~~~
    done–hearts beat as one
    trueloves silk filled in the void
    future protected
    dream achieved–followed
    let truelove create new life
    ~~~
    your words invoked mine
    more than the sum of its parts
    heartfelt incentives
    your thoughts were so revealing
    old wounds fixed–love recovered
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Will be reposting these tanka, watch out for a pingback. Best wishes,

    Mick

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