Fragments


“Imperfection is beauty.” ~Marilyn Monroe

And you have only just now
accepted the grace!
These fragments of your life,

the broken lines,
the missing phrases,
endings that don't quite

rhyme, beginnings
that die in non sequitur,
stillborn ellipses

of awkward syntax
silently holding hands
as you disappear

around corners together
alone again, until
suddenly it falls

into place
as a single poem
needing no interpretation

because the mystery
of your beauty fills
all the empty spaces...