Knots

Knit one, pearl one, drop one, stitch one.

knit one, pearl one, drop one, stitch one,

knit one, pearl one, drop one, stitch one,

until the thread has all but run out

and all that is left are two frayed ends.

That is where you will find me,

hands clutching onto the ribbons

of something I once tried to create.

Knit one, pearl one, drop one, stitch one,

until there is nothing but loose wool

and empty space.

Knit one, pearl one, drop one, stitch one,

until I have woven enough tangles

to bring you back to me again.

Knit one, pearl one, drop one, stitch one,

this is what I shall do again and again.

Knit one, pearl one, drop one, stitch one,

knit one, pearl one, drop one, stitch one,

this is what I shall do again and again.


Written for today’s prompt from Magpie Tales.

 

 

21 Comments

  1. Ah, the fibers of our being trying hard to hold them together but, in the end the threads unravel…a catchy phrase that works to hold the poem together. I enjoyed your creation.

  2. This feels like raising children to me. So much time and energy spent in their creation. Till the years are spent and they just go. Its hard to resist celebrating the tangles that bring them back…

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