Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Magpie 54

Photograph © Tess Kincaid
Photo prompt for Magpie Tales #54

* * *

PIECES

If there was a specific day
that I started to fall apart,
I can't recall it.

Mirrors now reflect
only worn and faded pieces
of the youth I remember.


* * *

15 comments:

Helen said...

A universal emotion .... simplicity and complexity joined.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Neat photo and poem, Pat... Let's try to keep the pieces together --and quit looking into the mirror... ha ha

Is that the same Kincaid family --which does all of the fabulous nature paintings?????

Hugs,
Betsy

George said...

I really like this photo, but I don't like to think about starting to fall apart.

signed...bkm said...

simple and so full of question and promise....thank you...bkm

120 Socks said...

Great take on the prompt and a brilliant opening line for a short story or novel.

rhymeswithplague said...

We should all fall apart like you....

Jinksy said...

At least a jigsaw is easy to put back together again, eh pat? LOL :)

Martin H. said...

Nice one, Pat. Thank goodness for being short-sighted, everything I see in the mirror, is reflected in soft focus.

Poetry24…where news is the Muse

Doctor FTSE said...

Yes, very nice. How many of us feel like this, the more so as we get older.

Tumblewords: said...

Why is it always so un-defineable? That day when... Wonderful writing!

Kristen Haskell said...

Do you ever wonder when you first felt your first real emotional pain and was it as hard as what prompted you to write that? When I write pieces like that I sometimes feel like they are stacked in a bucket and at what point will that bucket overflow and than I realize that I've been draining the bucket all along with writing.

Trellissimo said...

I think you expressed this feeling exactly!

Tess Kincaid said...

Yes, I see the same in my mirror, as well.

(No, Betsy, not the same Kincaid, but maybe connect somewhere back in the distant DNA.)

Promising Poets Parking Lot said...

lovely..

Promising Poets Parking Lot said...

welcome join poets rally week 39, share a free or old random poem, make new poetic friends, have your work fully represented by the end of the rally..


thanks for the time.
Happy Writing.
Hope to see you in.
xoxox