Tagged: heartache

when the heart breaks,

when the heart breaks,
the body, unbeknownst
to the host,
disconnects, one, two,
maybe several
organs at a time. it
is how on day seven,
the outer shell awakes
first and recognizes
pain along the circuitry,
the stomach reacts,
two-thirds liver-less,
the spinal cord lets
go a bouquet of
nerves, and the
tongue is speechless,
numb to the touch
.
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today’s devotion –

today’s devotion –
tomorrow’s heartache

today’s persistence
tomorrow’s disappointment

today’s allegiance –
tomorrow’s remorse

today’s commitment –
tomorrow’s regret
.
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tear away the most

tear away the most
pivotal page, stretch
the meaning until it
resists,
aches –
the record remains,
everything lasts
even if nothing stays
.
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as if they already

as if they already
knew about
heartache, here
blinks
a sunlit butterfly
roost
, pausing
for a moment
to contemplate
chocolate
.
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