25 May 2012
She demonstrates to her heart how water gladly
takes the shape of a jug,
then almost instantly adapts to the shape of a drinking glass.
She shows it how sugar willingly dissolves
stirred gently or roughly, quickly or slowly into the warm cup of tea.
How a tulip bulb will grow exactly where it is planted and if removed
with care to another garden, continues to grow and flourish.
She explains trying to convince her reluctant heart
how resilience can be a virtue
not to be tethered by painful love
to be shaped and reshaped
the flexibility to be contained, stratched or fenced might be good for us, she adds
She feels it seeth with anger when some one recklessly says:
"anything can be fixed"
"anything can be done".
Posted by Fatima Matar at 25.5.12