Broken Cosmic Egg, poetry by Barbara Harris Leonhard at

Broken Cosmic Egg

Broken Cosmic Egg

written by: Barbara Harris Leonhard



Our universe, a tilt,
rolls out of the cosmic nest
into the stony abyss

cracks open
like Pandora’s Box
spilling the yolk

into rivers and oceans
the white foams
like meringue

on stormy waves
all life, all souls, shift
in a slanted light

we gaze into cracked mirrors
the shells around our hearts –
fractured strangers

in a strange land
we’ve lost our minds
our impulse controls

our civility
our health
the shatter and splatter

of our fall from grace
into a new easter –
Where is our Christ?

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