There is a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in - Leonard Cohen
A word with you, Leonard Cohen, to set you straight on a couple of mistruths you told us, spread in words set to your melodic tones and acoustic plucking, about cracks and light and love - descriptions of the human heart as if it were gilded leaf plastered to broken fragments of Japanese kintsugi, fooling us into believing pottery is poetry.
The cracks in our hearts do not glow magically casting spindly shadows onto the rest of our organs.
The brittle pieces shatter, their edges blacken and crumble. And the heart, that vital muscle oozes through, not leaking golden light but the deep scarlet colour of brokenness.
*kintsugi is the Japanese art form of repairing broken ceramics and pottery by gluing them back together with gold leaf in the cracks. May, 2020