Ant Smith

All poems

Fragile things are beautiful

Fragile things are beautiful
Especially when they're broken
But beauty has a nasty bite
When it is awoken
Dreams have a power to delight
Especially when they're spoken
But delight has bad side effects
That hide behind net curtains
Between dream and sleep you find belief
Your cache of secret tokens
Spend them well and will you be
Happy in your dreams
Of delightful beauty that
Fractures when it grieves?
Fragile things are beautiful
But beauty is obscene