When the stitching tears
Stitched up tight is how things should be.
Even doubled-up over time for an extra strong stitch.
Sometimes the strings come loose.
They rip out when there's a pull on the fabric.
One side of the seam is pulled,
while the other is yanked in an opposing direction.
This is when the stitching tears.
The material shreds; the thread breaks.
Now there is neither material, nor thread.
How can the stitches be replaced?
What will keep any material together now?
I wonder if stitches can ever be remended.
Oh, what it would be like to have some stitches now!
How much love we could hold in our pockets,
if they weren't ripped out.
We could hold the love,
and it would bind us closer.
How close would we be bound?
I can imagine,