the promise

the wine glass broke
spilling a thousand wishes
like my childhood secret
and the tell-tale stain on my dress
shall we vow without witness
the only indelible promise

michèle voltaire marcelin

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2 Responses to “the promise”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Gorgeous!! Thank you, Michelle. Hope your holidays a beautiful and blessed.

  2. KAFE Pascal Garoute says:

    As I watch my own broken glass
    On the floor still…unpicked
    Serving as tangible reminder
    Today I will thank you
    For translating so well
    The manifestation…
    So—to you, ‘the promise’
    And the logical need
    Granted in freedom
    Claiming self back
    At times I pause longer on
    “When love is not madness, it is not love.”
    By Pedro Calderon de la Barca
    And wonder what good is it
    Eventually to have love
    And loose self in the process?
    If so, would it be fair or stupid
    To think then loving really means
    No longer loving self?
    If so, by all means
    Hand me some damn glasses
    The act of breaking is useful!

    Boulegra in 2009

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