Written by: Carrie Richards

Worn words of a poet
are fragile pieces of a puzzle 
misaligned, and tumbling onto the page
while their meanings awaken the senses
like curious, lost children
hiding, in noisy confusion
who have been separated at birth
yet have always continued to believe in each other.

They may acknowledge their common heritage
but only when discovered and reunited
by the poet's crafty pen
in a zealous deliberation
will they look up and search for approval
in the eyes of the reader
looking for recognition
looking for acceptance
becoming once again a family
living in harmony
just as they were always meant to be

Carrie Richards 12/8/12  For Joe Maverick's Contest "Occlusion"