take these pieces of my life
shards of injuries, some still bleeding
rough-edged disappointments
fragments of failures.
I offer them to you, knowing
they could injure us both.

But share with me your flaws. Then
perhaps we can find how they fit together
how the knife edge of my offering
nestles into the serrated teeth of your gift.
If you share your brokenness with me
touch my pain with yours
we may be able to heal into each other.