A Magazine of Theological and Ethical Inquiry from Yale Divinity School

The Broken

Alberto Ríos

Something is always broken.
Nothing is perfect longer than a day –
Every roof has a broken tile,
Every mouth a chipped tooth.
Something is always broken
But the world endures the break:
The broken twig is how we follow the trail.
The broken promise is the one we remember.
Something changed is pushed out the door,
Sad, perhaps, but ready, too ready, for the world.
Something is always broken.
Something is always fixed.

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Spirit and Politics: Finding Our Way
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