Saturday, September 08, 2007

Take Heart

Heart, take heart!

I know I am not the only one who needs to speak such words to that traitorous organ, for it makes promises it does not keep, yes?

Young heart staunchly declares independence: I don’t need anyone! Then one dark evening, as the deadbolt is locked, a new and frightening rhythm of loneliness taps throughout our being.

Despairing heart vows to build a breach-less wall and never love again, then pounds out a rhythm of betrayal when a dear friend hurdles the makeshift barrier and changes everything. Forever.

When loss penetrates and then passes, heart soothingly whispers, I am whole again...never fear... And days later, nay, moments, a reminder of that loss sweeps over and heart cracks and crumbles, emitting scarcely a quiet thump to indicate that life ever existed at all.

It is treacherous, this heart of mine.

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