(found on a piece of stationary slipped under Sherlock's laptop)
Maybe it’s not all about
restoring things to the way they were before.
(and which before...too many times to choose from:
Ornate wallpaper and worn leather cushions
an odd safety blanket.
we could create something beautiful and new from the pieces.
Slide our jagged edges next to each other
And soften them into a mosaic
and test tubes
and Rosie’s pebble collection.
Cracks and scars intertwining
to trace out our stories,
a filigreed map of you and me.