[Kintsugi is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery by mending the areas of breakage with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered gold, silver, or platinum.]

Four marriages?!
What are you,
a movie star?

19 years old
A first marriage
Introduced me to mountains
And gave me a mother-in-law
Who got me back into college
But broke

The silver repair:
24 years old
7 months pregnant
A second marriage
Brought me to England
And Canada
And gave me three amazing children
But broke

The gold repair:
42 years old
5 years separated
A third marriage
Brought me to church
And new friendships
In my new again old country
Until death did us part

The platinum repair:
68 years old
13 years widowed
An unexpected fourth marriage
Brought me to a gently loving man
Renewed passion
And laughter

The potter formed me
Life broke me
Love repaired me

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