For all the Shattered People

He got on the train, humming
an old German rock song
I haven’t heard for such a long
time it made my eyes sting:
Sonderzug nach Pankow.
Echoes of Udo’s gravelly voice
in the creak and crash
of station noise
brought to mind all the broken people
before the wall came down.
In the shimmering blue
of morning dew,
I shed teardrops for all those people
shattering anew.

Kim M. Russell, 2017

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Top Right and Bottom Left: Oleg Oprisco, Bottom Right: Ray Flanagan

My response to Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Writing Prompt #197 “Special Collage and A World Apart 5″

Today’s quote was suggested by Mandibelle – please check out her amazing blog.

The quote ‘A girl once told me to be careful when trying to fix a broken person, you may cut yourself on their shattered pieces’ – Pinterest

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