Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Quilty as Charged

"Quilts tell stories" by Neha

She quilted her life
One patch at a time
Her life was long, colorful, complex
And so was the quilt.

It took hundreds of patches

She did not make them perfect squares on purpose
For her life was not all squares
It was more like squares, rectangles,
triangles, circles, hexagons -
All thrown together
The edges not perfectly blending
Still dancing her crazy dance

She felt quilty

So she quilted her life
One patch at a time
Her life was long, colorful, complex
And so was the quilt.

In between these patches
Of many colors, yarns and patterns
Of matches and mismatches
Of decisions and indecisions
Was her entire life's story

And now, looking at the quilt
She felt quilty. Quilty as charged.
She both trembled and tickled
To think of what the quilt knows about her

-Neha

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