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The Kintsukuroi

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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.

Charlie Bottle

Charlie Bottle

Charlie Bottle's passion is poetry. He has lived on three continents, speaks five languages and loves different cultures, people, music and food. He believes that "Poetry uses the economy of words to express the essence of our humanity." It is this magical use of brevity to express the profound that drew him to poetry. While his professional and personal life has pulled him in different directions, He continues in his discipleship of the craft and writes whenever the muse moves him. While English is his second language it is the language in which he lives, breathes, thinks and writes poetry.
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