The beheaded stress-reliever
Squeezie toy sat in two pieces
By this window a month ago.
Where have the parts gotten to now?
You could still squeeze head or torso—
One in each hand. Still functional.
But there’s something about the torn.
Someone never wants that around.
There’s ugliness in the broken,
Even inanimate, even
Functional, and maybe more so
Toys. And do you really miss them?
No, maybe not. But by the time
You do or don’t, gone things are gone.