Saturday, March 1, 2008

March Poem of Month

This poem by Trish Dugger, Poet Laureate of the City of Encinitas, in California, came in a weekly update from American Life in Poetry. It's nice to get a poem each week. Usually makes me stop and ponder.

Spare Parts
We barge out of the womb
with two of them: eyes, ears,

arms, hands, legs, feet.
Only one heart. Not a good

plan. God should know we
need at least a dozen,

a baker's dozen of hearts.
They break like Easter eggs

hidden in the grass,
stepped on and smashed.

My own heart is patched,
bandaged, taped, barely

the same shape it once was
when it beat fast for you.

1 comment:

MK Czerwiec, RN said...

This one really is wonderful.