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Repurpose me,

like the frame that didn’t quite reveal the entire painting

(the rounded edges took short-cuts around sharp corners),

but fits a mirror large enough to reflect

the flawed —

wasn’t deep enough for water, but shallow enough for sand —

an old, empty mason jar for detached buttons.

I’m flexible — I bend;

but push and pull like the trick

I was taught to cut

paper without scissors, and then

I tear,

but no matter,

what do you need?

Toss me out with


or recycle me as consolation,

but dare you allow someone else to

reuse me,

because then I’m no longer


Author: lauren

author of // key + arrow // a life + style blog aiming to inspire readers to make the most of what they have today without compromising quality or settling for less than desired {all the while convincing herself} // {austin, tx}

One thought on “Repurpose.

  1. really moving Lauren, so well put in words, but you know what goes around comes around, and if you allow to redesign and make it solid enough for the deserts to come or the hidden waters beneath it, maybe an oasis might arise and the wind might sweep any imperfections time can lay in your is a matter of time and who to trust with such a hard yet beautiful task, sometimes another pair of eyes might reflect what you want to accomplish.

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