Hello, shopkeeper,

I’m just dropping in

I’d like to return this please,

And here’s the slip of my buy-in.


It’s something I bought,

When it and I were still new-

Everyone clamored for one,

So I thought I had to get one too.


But it didn’t suit me well:

It clanked like a great drum

And sometimes it leaked; on the whole,

It was quite tiresome.


Please take it back,

I don’t even want a refund.

There were few joys,

But the break of a canyon.


So, yes, shopkeeper,

I’d like to return this heart.

I’ve had enough of it,

I’ve mended enough of its shards.

One thought on “Canyon

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *