Faulty Vision

Written for:  Poets United – Kintsugi:  Art of Mending (golden repair)

“And they can’t understand, what hurts more — Missing the other person or pretending not to.” — Khadija Rupa, Unexpressed Feelings

Kintsugi (golden joinery), also known as Kintsukuroi (golden repair) is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered gold, silver or platinum to highlight imperfections.(Wikipedia)

This disintegrating world, Nature, life, belief-system, trust, promises, relationship etc. etc. could be mended too. And the scars will become precious.

said it will
never be
an issue again.
But then, this is not the first time
he has given her his promise of fidelity.
Her heart has hardened, her eyes are blind, her ears, deaf to futile pleas.
She no longer cares.
He is happy, thinking their relationship has mended seamlessly. Only she sees invisible stitches. Tunnel vision mends fences.



About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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12 Responses to Faulty Vision

  1. Susan Chast says:

    Some people are very near-sighted, thy take silence for healing. You capture it well.


  2. Rall says:

    There is a kind of acceptance and resignation here. He will not be able to hurt her again. Lost his weapons.She has grown an impenetrable skin where he is concerned.There is a freedom in this for her.I heard this as a piece of advice many many years ago. I never expected to see it in a poem.Insightful and interesting poem.


  3. Just Barry says:

    I’ve heard that we become stronger in the places we have been broken. The woman in your poem seems to embody this trait. Heartbreaking sentiment eloquently written.


  4. Sumana Roy says:

    She is the more intelligent kind. Love the close.


  5. Mary says:

    She has learned her lesson and learned it well! This is for the best indeed.


  6. Oooo, I like this. Ironic, a tad bitter, the seeds of what may come…


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