July 16

Dings and scratches

I’m not sure when it happens

At some point you just notice

That the shine is dulling

The smell of newness fading

And suddenly you realize

That the fancy new person

You brought home from the store

Is really not so new or fancy anymore

Under the thinning coat of wax

You recognize the signs of wear

Flaws beneath the surface

Every time you notice this

You decide again

That the dings and scratches

Add to the experience

Of the reality of things

Or you decide not to see them

While you buff and polish

Or you decide it’s time

To go shopping again

~Liesl Dineen 2014

What do you think?

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