Splinters

He saw where the tears of wine

had left their stains of disappointment 

deep inside

the splinters of a broken table.

                                                                                                                                   avp

                                                                           

                                              

jealous

 thickly layered and fragile

she sat in her safe space

framed by the things she’d become.

jealous for never taking chances

or challenging her truths

made of glue and antiseptic.

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