Vanlifer of the heart

The heart has a puzzling shape
The moment you thought it broke
Becomes twofold.

The moment in a relinquishing evening
You thought it whole
It breaks
Until the morning
When the shape is restored
And your feelings pour like early April rain
Over thirsty lilacs…

“The heart is an organ of fire” –Michael Ondaatje

It flickers and lights the embers of any glib desire.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Art by Georg Janny.

 

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8 thoughts on “Vanlifer of the heart

  1. Leslie

    I love this part the best: “Until the morning
    When the shape is restored
    And your feelings pour like early April rain
    Over thirsty lilacs…”

    Reply

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