“Many of my favourite things are broken.”-
Mario Buatta, interior designer. Quoted in Agha Shahid Ali, Rooms are never finished 55.

Many of my favourite things are broken.
From the cracks peep my shattered dreams
to gather themselves again
to break in your hands.

Many of my favourite albums are torn.
In pieces writhes my forgotten past
to become my present again
win time, if they can.

Many of my favourite clothes are out-worn.
In their threads still breathes that faded colour
to dye themselves again
and wear me, if they can.

Many of my favourite friends are lost.
But only to be found again
to look at me with those stranger eyes
and ask me who i am?

© Copyright, Tina Rathore

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