Without Tears

Shattered Dreams

I pick 
          up pieces of the latest
catastrophic shatter,
no longer taking notice of what it is
that broke.  A plate, a car, my life, my heart,
my mind, it is all the same menial
process, repeated.  I pack fragments
in appropriate bins, most labeled 
recyclable, cart them to the curb.  Wait.
Carried off by predictable hands, I watch 
them go with an inevitable sigh, knowing 
tomorrow they will begin to return,
rebuilt, another temporary whole.

A.J. Huffman

A.J. Huffman is a poet and freelance writer in Daytona Beach, Florida. She has previously published six collections of poetry all available on Amazon.comShe has also published her work in numerous national and international literary journals. She is the editor for six online poetry journals for Kind of a Hurricane Press ( www.kindofahurricanepress.com ). Visit her Facebook and Twitter pages to find more about A.J. Huffman, including additional information and links to her work.

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