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Broken Mornings 


Me and the Bicycle

The bicycle doesn’t know it is broken

Its spokes twisted in every direction

Rearranged haphazardly

Like my world

Turned upside down

Hitting the cold pavement

Life continues though I am still

Nights are cold and days are long

His kiss is still felt though he left with hardly a word

And I am abandoned

Like a broken bicycle

My life a mess of malfunctioning parts

I refuse to confine it to a junkyard

It has worth if only to me

If it only knew

©Cate Derham


A Broken Staircase


My dreams all lie
On a broken staircase
Painted with faded hopes
And unkept promises
Leading nowhere

©Cate Derham




You are a lover and a friend
A song stuck in my head
A late spring rite
A warm summer night
An angel untamed
A kiss in the rain

When I am broken and lost
You keep me whole
Despite the cost
When I’ve done wrong
I find elation in your song
Each note plays forgiveness
A salvation offering
For my sinfulness