The Pieces Never Do Stay Together: Friday Fictioneers

Rebirth ain’t all that it’s cracked up to be.
At least not from this poem’s POV…

Each week Rochelle Wisoff-Fields posts a pic to write a 100 word story about.

This week it is:

photo prompt -© Vijaya Sundaram

photo prompt -© Vijaya Sundaram

The Pieces Never Do Stay Together

The pieces never do stay together.
They flare, glitter, break, and wane into the night sky.

My life is retold each year.

My pain remembered in shattering lights intense with sadness.
I am revealed in one glorious moment.
I am a nova coursing white in all directions for the briefest of eye blinks.
I am rendered into undistinguished embers, lost to darkness.
An ink black sky is the seal of my extinction.

Another explosion.
Startled. I am begun again.
The brilliance of new light skewers into the finite realization that
I am dying all over,

Make it stop.
I want it to stop.


Randy Mazie


22 thoughts on “The Pieces Never Do Stay Together: Friday Fictioneers

    • Oh, puh-leeze, Perry.
      You didn’t think the piece was funny?
      Did you take your ant-depressant before reading it?
      Let’s read it together.
      The fist line is hysterical –

      The pieces never do stay together..

      Hahahaha. One of the funniest lines ever written.
      First, if they’re pieces, then can’t can stay together.
      Now are they Reese’s pieces?Cause if they are, that’s even funnier.
      See the rhythm and humor going on here?
      Now keep it going at home; and I’ll see you next week at 4:45 for our next session.

      Hahahaha You’re too funny, Perry.
      You really knockme to pieces.


  1. Dear Randy,

    This time of year has a way of making us consider our mortality. Well written. May your name be written in the Book of Life for another year. Happy healthy birthday.



  2. Welcome back, Randy. Am I to understand the fireworks are speaking? I guess they don’t understand what they are. It would make a great cartoon but you’re making me feel sorry for fireworks–fireworks. 🙂 — Suzanne

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