broken man

broken truck sits in his yard

breaking his back to walk a few miles

broken arm in a cast knocks on a

broken house.

rocks, that aren’t so hard to


They sizzle

and pop and crack

in his cracked pipe

and for a moment the

pieces come back together.

He is then

a visionary,

a virtuoso,

one of the finest minds

of our day and age.

He finally breaks once he is broke.

Like a ceramic vase

that he can’t ever bring himself to fix.

Broken By Adonis Pineda, 12th Grade

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