Tuesday Poem by Toni Kan


(for her who once asked for a poem)

How do you fix this broken thing
not with cement, stupid!
neither with super glue
you do not darn it like stockings
or patch it with clay
you dont talk it anew
like the nagging wife of proverbs 27.

To fix this broken thing, my love
you learn the art of kintsugi
find that special lacquer
dust it with gold
make it glitter and glint
like something precious
that’s how you fix a broken heart.