Feburary 1989

(Fragmentary –

The way to fix a thing is not
to glue it together at the spot
of greatest wear and pray it hold
But to tear it asunder – be brave, be bold

pieces of pie)

Stand up, take stock, the pieces there
can fit together if you dare.
Like a jigsaw puzzle with no constraints
toss out the garbage – peruse what remains

(Put them together

Carefully, cautiously, lay them in place
Glue them down firmly, embellish with lace
The picture thus formed, different and new
Will be to the spirit a room with a view

Before you DIE)