Saturday, January 29, 2011

This idle chain

These ties we've forged
will not be tried while lying here:
A chain that doesn't
grip or hold
is a boat in drydock --
quite lovely to be sure,
but no-one's testing her mettle
when she's resting and unused.
How will we know
that weakest link won't break
if we don't grab on to something;
don't feel the ache, the tension and the pull?

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