September 13th, 2018

Shaman - Horse

Poem - Fragments

The poem “Fragments” was loosely inspired by the song "Beautifully Broken" by Plumb. I mention gatekeepers because a valued friend was abused by one such entity. The holy avenger wasn’t even a member of my friend’s alternative community. They were instead an ally who seemed to not have an understanding frame of reference to the reality of my friend.


Pick up the fragments that belong
in the basket of the self
even while the world suggests
what’s retrieved should be shamed
an assault where none is meant
pharisees err in response
when curative is the intent
for the traveler off the path

beware gatekeepers of all stripes
the outsider or close ally
denying unity sought within
as the holy guards the breach
the victim cast as miscreant
targeted to save the group
on the altar of the right
still the splinters must be amassed

the shards echo rainbow hues
scattered on the floor of life
spectrums hidden are reclaimed
the stacked result fills the sky
stars embodied in the depths
collected with a net of tears
zodiacs reflect the self
shining brighter than distress.

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