One and One Million

Illustration by Asia Cunningham

Illustration by Asia Cunningham


I am One and One Million
asunder and promptly resown
like grains sipped through an hourglass
each separate, but never alone

I am One and One Million
fractioned and sublimely rebound
an orchestra, a symphony –
a collection of harmony, a variety of sound

I am One and One Million
severed, only to be glued
a color lavish and magnificent
recurring opulence in every hue

I am One and One Million
egregiously marred, egregiously mended
unfavorably shred by curse and scourge
but drawn in again, remade lush and splendid

I am One and One Million
dejected to be found, to remold
a cracked and disarranged alabaster vase
magnanimously consummated with gold

I am One and One Million
hopelessly split and faithfully healed
a wanderer mislaid and broken
by Grace, a soul, resealed