A Planet-Shaped Vase

For today’s prompt, write a breaking poem.

A Planet-Shaped Vase

On a no school snow day
playing ball in the house
I broke a fancy vase

Instead of attempting repair
with cartoon cow glue
I found my father’s hammer

Smashed the shards
enjoying the crack crack crack
and ceramic dust in my nose

Just like humanity
I knew I shouldn’t
and I knew the fix

But chose the thrill
over my grandchildren’s
survival

About Bartholomew Barker

Bartholomew Barker is one of the organizers of Living Poetry, a collection of poets and poetry lovers in the Triangle region of North Carolina. Born and raised in Ohio, studied in Chicago, he worked in Connecticut for nearly twenty years before moving to Hillsborough where he makes money as a computer programmer to fund his poetry habit.
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6 Responses to A Planet-Shaped Vase

  1. That’s so damning and so damn good. Well said, Bart. You are shining in my eyes.

    Mary

    On Sat, Apr 9, 2022 at 4:57 PM Bartholomew Barker, Poet wrote:

    > Bartholomew Barker posted: ” For today’s prompt, write a breaking poem. A > Planet-Shaped Vase On a no school snow dayplaying ball in the houseI broke > a fancy vase Instead of attempting repairwith cartoon cow glueI found my > father’s hammer Smashed the shardsenjoying th” >

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  2. ivor20 says:

    Shattering Bart …

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Bill says:

    Made it permanently gone. Yikes.

    Liked by 1 person

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