I am a master
At stitching my Broken pieces
Back together,
at welding cracks
At stemming tears
At silencing cries.
My entire life has been
A mimicry
Of Humpty Dumpty.
My strength
Is in succeeding
Where
All the King’s Horses
And
All the King’s Men
Failed.
(2012)

There are some decisions we make in this life that stick with us. Some mold us into something better. Some break us into pieces which we must then find a way to glue back together. And we have to live with it…

I think, perhaps, that is the toughest thing to understand, to realize and come to grips with. That each of these moments cannot be undone, or changed, that there are no “do-overs.” That each of these decisions we make — no matter how small — can affect numerous aspects of our lives, and even the lives of those around us… Whether we want our choices to affect them or not.

The only thing we are capable of is the effort to make a good decision. In the space of time we are given, we can only do our best to make the right decision for the situation. Sometimes we get it right, sometimes we get it wrong. Sometimes, it’s a crapshoot and nothing is right, but we do the best we can with what we’ve got.

And then we get to stitch the pieces back up.

Nobody ever said life was easy or fair. Sometimes I just wish it wasn’t so damned hard.

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