When One Domino Falls

Is it not funny how
When one domino falls
None of the others
Happen to be nailed to the floor?
Maybe it's because I forgot to keep
A spare hammer
An extra bottle of glue
A larger roll of tape
A box of putty for good measure.
Maybe it's because I never learned
How to build sturdy walls
And fasten tight hinges
To hold them down.
 
I just wish this chained army
Would stop being such knights
And never have to fall together.
But it's not all their faults --
Blame the one who forgot
Her tool kit.
 
If you asked the egg
How it's like to be broken,
He wouldn't call it
A great fall.
Such kind words shouldn't be worn
Over a casualty's shoulders;
Losing all of you
From a single fracture,
The hushed, eerie quiver
After removing one piece
From a house of cards.
 
Laying in my cracked armor,
I just think to myself:
You know you're in trouble
When you lose a part of yourself
And the rest crashes down with it.
 
There is no king,
No tools, no horses, no men,
To ever put you back 
Together again.
 
This poem is about: 
Me

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