Sprocket is a poem written by Kevin Rein and shared with The Ugly Writers under the theme Disenchanted for the month of May




I don’t need fixing

I heal on my own

I screw back my screws

Smash back my nails

Through the years

I have mastered stitching back my stitches

Plastering back my cracks

Gluing back as many pieces as I can

And I need no one to hand me my tools

I need no care to run my machine

I work on my own

So I’m sturdier when my someone comes

Someone I can exchange sparks with

As we grow old

Someone I fixed myself for

Who owns my last piece

Someone I can connect my gears with then we ignite together

Some way

One day


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