by Fabrice Poussin
I broke a soul once
Upon a fall from grace.
Pieces of a spirit scattered all about the pond
Frantically seeking their kin from the tone of
I broke my soul once
And felt no pain.
I thought I saw a body hover above a shadow
A jigsaw inform of wavy shapes in two dimensions
Lost in space.
I broke that soul once
As if a diamond upon a rock.
It was a dream, hoping to rid the self of a mirror
Too faithful an image of what others could read
In an open tome.
I dropped a soul again
Not sure it was mine on the fire.
It lay there in a puddle of crimson tears pleading
For an overdue reconciliation with another
Below the tree.
She found her soul at last
While looking for a fruit to life.
And she met his gaze as she stood for the catch
Shining with the glow of eternity in the infinite sky
She closed her eyes.
Fabrice Poussin teaches French and English at Shorter University. Author of novels and poetry, his work has appeared in Kestrel, Symposium, The Chimes, and many other magazines. His photography has been published in The Front Porch Review, the San Pedro River Review as well as other publications.