Kintsugi, or the Art of Scars

Whatever shatters matters here:

regard these shards, fragility
each piece beyond what it would be

all edges legends of collapse
which no repairs shall silence here

for this is art of fractured lines
where brokenness runs redefined

toward emphasis, expressive worth
(not something to disguise or shun)

to prove few demolitions last
but form a fullness no molds cast

and bare new beauties truths extol
as fragments forge a stronger whole.

Kintsugi, or the Art of Scars © Copyright 2021, Robert J. Tiess.

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Poem completely revised on June 3, 2020 for the Becoming Whole Again challenge prompt - link:

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An earlier version of the poem was submitted to the Kintsugi challenge - prompt link:
Submitted: June 16, 2019