The lady cuts a slab of stone
and in the twilight, works alone.
Attempts to carve and chip and sand
with a sure and steady hand
interpretations of her heart
as she tears the stone apart.

She gauges well, and when it’s split,
she finds that she’s well pleased with it.
One heart of stone broken in two
is what she gives the world to view.
The rock has done what she has bidden:
revealed the heartbreak she has hidden.



Prompt words today are twilight, attempt, gauge, interpret, slab and lady.

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About lifelessons

My blog, which started out to be about overcoming grief, quickly grew into a blog about celebrating life. I post daily: poems, photographs, essays or stories. I've lived in countries all around the globe but have finally come to rest in Mexico, where I've lived since 2001. My books may be found on Amazon in Kindle and print format, my art in local Ajijic galleries. Hope to see you at my blog.

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