We are both broken,
you and I,
in different ways.
We hold the pieces of our selves
together with indeterminable will
while working to figure out
how those bits and parts
will fit against the other’s.
It is a process long and arduous
with rewards unknown
and an outcome uncertain.
Yet still we press on,
meshing the fabrics of our lives
with hope that time will find us
guilded with the healing lacquer
that is love and partnership,
binding the shards of our former selves
into something whole.
© Johanna Kaye Fugitt 2017
Kintsukuroi (“golden mend”) is the Japanese art of mending broken pottery using lacquer resin laced with gold or silver. Through kintsukuroi, the cracks and seams are merely a symbol of an event that happened in the life of the object, rather than the cause of its destruction. [Source]