Monday, July 5, 2010

Maintenance

If you maintain,
if you keep things up
then you know
that there is building,
and there is demolition.
Trimming and cutting,
then the hammer and nails.
The violence of
just keeping things going
in your soul.
Chisel and mallet
are turned to the past,
now and then,
when it's built up too much
and needs to be whacked,
cut off,
and left behind,
in the dumpster
of all the things
you never want to see again.
But the problem is
they sometimes come back.

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