Patchwork me

Microscopic threads bind torn

pieces of me;

Stitching my soul,

hemming in memories.

New experiences appliqued over old.


This patchwork me

frays when a snag pulls at

the fabric of my self.

And I have to gather the loose threads,

and mend the tear

(invisible to most)

before it becomes a hole.

© Monique Mulligan