Wednesday, November 27, 2013

all the king’s horses (re-assembly required)

all the king’s horses (re-assembly required)

“…another jagged fragment in a nightmare.”
“All the King’s Horses,” Welcome to the Monkey House, Kurt Vonnegut


it seems there were at least two problems
with putting Humpty Dumpty together again

1. how were horses to help with their hooves?
2. there is no going back once a thing is broken


there was a soft moment
cold and blindingly bright

when he resigned himself to fragments
resigned himself to re-assembly required

but he was neither a king’s horse nor a king’s man
and he was completely loyal to gathering remnants

because he had learned the art of quilting in dreams
and believed we always own all the things we break

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