Why We Failed

Posted: July 27, 2014 in Poetry
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You cannot build
a relationship
out of
wood.

Better yet

You cannot
build a relationship
out of
wood and water.

Eventually
the water infuses
the wood and
turns it into
a pile of
warped
mold and mildew.

We built our relationship
out of wood and water
and that is why
we failed.

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Comments
  1. A very visceral analogy. Nicely done!

  2. Zara says:

    Profound!

  3. Miranda Stone says:

    This poem is all the more powerful because while you’re describing a very painful event, you leave enough distance with your words, creating a matter-of-fact perspective. Very well done, Benjamin.

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