Broken. 18" x 22". graphite, conte & charcoal on paper. (Dwg #28)

broken in the rain,

repair is complicated

and plans misplaced.


all parts are fallen,

sanguine and separated,

vulnerable to rust.


solitary fragments

wait for the miracle

of reattachment.


magic craves time,

sacrifice and surrender

to reanimate

this static wreckage

that still pulsates with dreaming,

and magic must be fed.


drawing and poem by clinock.

19 thoughts on “Broken

  1. Wow!!
    This holds a lot of resonance for me.
    It’s amazing to me that no matter how we break, we still contain all our pieces and the template remains.
    Thank you


  2. Your work has reminded me of the McCartney song “Broken bicycles.” We have a version sung by Anne Sofie von Otter & Elvis Costello which is also haunting and beautiful.


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