Monday, December 21, 2015

unfinished


this mosaic gives us history
even the pieces unfitted
obscuring the margins
will find their

place

this tapestry razored
and assembled
then shuffled and boxed
bought, brought home and spread out
across a table
the answers still hidden

how much time
to piece a life
back
together

to match the edges
of pain
with those of joy

how to balance all meaning
from fact and lie
with hopes and dreams
the weight of memories

what to do with the pieces
that
  just
won’t
   fit

Barry DeCarli
Began in 2010, Ferrisburgh, VT
“finished” December 22, 2014
well, finished again December 18, 2015
On Hammond Pond, Goshen, MA