Sometimes I Wonder

“Sometimes I wonder about glue. No one ever stops to ask glue how it’s holding up. If it’s tired of sticking things together or worried about falling apart or wondering how it will pay its bills next week.”
― Tahereh Mafi

Sometimes I wonder about binder twine

and if it gets annoyed with holding hay bales together,

the hay poking it and stretching to its limits.

Sometimes I wonder about electrons in ionic bonds

holding the elementals together to form stronger molecules

and if the electrons ever want to do their own thing.

Sometimes I wonder about skin

if it ever gets peeved with keeping all of our insides together,

keeping everything taut and secure.

Sometimes I wonder about the Corpus Callosum,

if the band of fibers connecting the two hemispheres of the brain would just want to take the day off

it doesn’t want to translate what one side says to the other.

Sometimes I wonder about people who try to be funny to make others happier,

that they would make themselves the fool just so that their loved ones would smile,

that they would defuse the situation at their own expense,

where do they get that energy to keep going with no recognition?

So glue, binder twine, ionic bonds, skin, the Corpus Callosum, funny people,

you are noticed and appreciated,

we thank you.

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