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photo of a white flower

Photo by KellyB.

they’re made up of bits and pieces
ready to break
what holds them together?
a few strips of tape.
careful how you handle them
they’ll slip through your fingers
nothing is left
their memory lingers.
they’re rough around the edges
need special care
someone to love them
though no one would dare
for fear of the sorrow
that loving can bring
our hearts remain
such fragile little things.