Frayed Patterns

Technique:     Free Verse

Intention:     Experimenting with Incremental Repetition to create rhythm and balance

stories …

            told in fragmented fashion

            teased from the lips of modern man

            and woman

tell …

of overlapping relationships

            nephew to uncle, daughter to mother, child to parent

            younger to elder

            of family-tying-family together

-living threads weaving deeper truths –

now knotted, broken, torn

we patch in haphazard fashion

pull threads together

catch up a stitch

invent material from stories


we are fragmented – all –

some of us from choice

some of us from leaving behind old lives to grow new ones

we dance fearfully, joyfully, passionately the dance of life.

others dance too

dance the pain of life broken

-dance the fragments-

fearfully, joyfully, passionately, uncertainly

their feet echo the beat of almost forgotten drums

hesitating sometimes

then returning

fearfully, joyfully, passionately weaving

living rhythms


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