Greek Column

A lone, Greek column
Standing on a hill
Cracked, weathered,
Leaning

But once
Part of a family
Who held up
The sky

One by one
They fell
Cracking, crumbling
Only rubble left

Or carried
Harvested
Piece-by-piece
Towards new purpose

Leaving me
Standing alone
Cracked, weathered,
Leaning

With no one
To share
The weight

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I recently re-watched Frida, the movie about Frida Kahlo. In it, they showed many of her paintings, but The Broken Column has been stuck in my mind. Frida may have created this painting to give her physical pain a space. Loneliness can be just as brutal to bear.

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