completely fractured but not broken
risking the fragile hinge to open
once again, to let you in.
When you lifted it up it seemed
to be in a gentle and tender fashion
only to later find that it was taken
lightly, and too much for granted.
One day you stumbled, fumbled
and dropped it and when it landed
shattered irreparably to dust
lifted away in the wind.
Only to ever be seen again
as a brief peripheral flash of doubt
blowing on the breezes of love
passing through the hearts of others
preparing to resign themselves
to the possibility of a similar fate.