• Melissa Volker

Shattered - a poem for a fictional character

When truth has failed,

your faith has sundered

You lift your gaze,

the question wondered

The bough has broke

The veil was felled,

You wish them all

A fare-thee-well.



a spirit unguarded

has fractured

and fallen.

And when a voice calls, it


too quiet

for anger that railed

and sadness that plundered --

Too late

Too little

The cracking has riddled

the self to the core

And no more

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