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Delicate things often break.

Glass and china and porcelain

And most things beautiful

Will shatter and you can’t un-make

The damage. For the surface of a broken object

Appears quirky and rough, like it can’t contain

Everything it should. But only a total tool

Would assume each crack leaks and neglect

It’s mended frame without even a test

Of strength.

And once it fell again (of course it did) and crumbled all to bits

(I know, you did your best)

Or down its entire length,

Some pieces will forever stay intact. So instead of throwing fits

At the fragility of beauty, think instead how fine to find even one shard

Impervious and so hard.

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