how and who
we become
is not always up
for us to decide-

as if we could predict
the unpredictable
nature of life
that shapes
and breaks
and makes us
pieced and whole

riotous collage,
finely crafted porcelain,
textured mosaic,
brightly tiled back splash-

a constant composition
-we are works of
walking art-
and we each
come together
in our own ways

forever changing
forever rearranging
forever finding truth
the patterns
in our shades