on breaking things

1 May 2017

a clumsy movement of the sleeve sweeps
the blown glass puja bell to the floor
and breaks the handle one in a set

of such moves hasty uncontrolled the snarl
the snap the gesture
of impatience and irritation that breaks

more than the bell the whole
enterprise something which like the bell is delicate but signifies
much more than itself a window

onto another universe
snapped off in effigy
before the music could begin

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