#2,684 Ties

Mike Bell/ June 13, 2023/ www.mikebellpoems.com

I’ve tethered grief’s
tugging ropes more
times than others &
eyed its rolled knots
[of grip & turnings] –
I will partly untangle
each end –
but fail to
undo some
from twisted splice]
& auld entwining –
guide –
How to Craft

lay in my lap
as I twisted a finger –
a slip of bone & skin
over bone & skin
my loosening leash]
& I re-laced my shoe
with still-lithe digits
[which are still able[

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