Weaker than Water

"In the world, there is nothing more submissive and weak than water. Yet for attacking that which is hard and strong, nothing can surpass it." –Lao Tzu

About the Ending

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About the Ending

It’s all about the ending,
how the thing turns out,
how it lowers itself to the sidewalk
and sits, permanent as history,
a three-ton Buddha in the middle
of Central Square.

I detest unhappy endings,
even more so, meaningless ones,
so I make up my own.

This hurting creature heals
with help from terrorists-
turned-heroes, that poor village
restored by ironic justice.
Three lost climbers find direction
from the sun, the children’s dog
was only in the bushes, and a heart,
reconstructed, pulses
on the once-dead monitor.

You’re cured, ma’am.
You can go home now.

Katherine Mercurio Gotthardt

Copyright July 19, 2012


Author: All Things Writing, LLC

Katherine Gotthardt is CEO of All Things Writing, LLC, a full-service content development and content marketing company. A published writer and seasoned educator, Katherine leads a team of professionals on a mission to make clients shine online and in print.

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