Divider Divided

More pervious
to wind and rain
and angry seasons
these staggered rocks
one time arrayed
to bolster space
or blockade light
demark a bound
or forbid flight
now slowly sink
in softer ground
while weather gnaws
- relentless jaws -
worn mortared gaps:
each weaker edge
to make collapse
that fitting fate
when any wall
worse for its weight
however tall
divides to fall.

Divider Divided © Copyright 2021, Robert J. Tiess.

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Photo prompt (aged/crumbling stone wall) - link: https://allpoetry.com/contest/2732700-Photography--150

Submitted apparently just a few minutes too late before the challenge closed.
Submitted: September 13, 2019

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