The Kintsukuroi, written by Charlie Bottle at

The Kintsukuroi

The Kintsukuroi 

written by: Charlie Bottle



When they cracked me
broke me with insults, beatings,
I cried, as darkness entered inside,
and caused grapefruit juice,
ruby red to course my veins.

To the Potter I prayed
“Fill me with light and love
or, into nonexistence pulverize me.”
My molten pain he turned gold,
fusing them with poems bold.



Kintsukuroi means to repair with gold, the art of repairing pottery with gold or silver lacquer and understanding that the piece is more beautiful for having been broken.

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