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Rated: ASR · Poetry · Romance/Love · #1599342
Pessimistic rant of a symbolic heart seeking freedom from the bonds of conformity.


A Heart Such As Mine


I have a heart
Such a heart is locked
in a somber cage
flits from side to side
pecks the bars
of useless regret
longs to mate with the sky
commune on high wires

Such a heart I keep for me
so no one else can see
the erratic beating of time
inside a hopeless mind

By rain, air, the waves
that crash and sink
a heart such as mine
seeking a better form
resilient yet loving
forgetful yet remembering
lives on

I have a heart
Such a heart bleeds
pumps, flutters and flies
Such a heart
I lock up inside
that cedes
skips a beat
falters and dies.

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