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Protect the Heart

Protect the Heart  The natural cage makes sense, a rigid encasing to guard  the soft tissue underneath— supposed to ward off destruction, to support the breathing underneath so we can stand tall, heeding the strength of construction— our innate barrier of warning— be wary of the heart’s fragility    I count the ribs beneath my T-shirt. 12 pairs, still there. So why then does my chest ache late at night?

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Poetry and music.

6 thoughts on “Protect the Heart

  1. How terrible, the strength of love,
    How piercing when it sours –
    No wall, no maille, no cage, no glove
    Can shield you from its power.
    And when it plays it’s deadly art,
    We feel it most within the heart.

  2. Hi, Leanne – I hope you don’t mind that I wrote a poem based off of this one. It’s one of my favourites and I was really inspired by it. My adaptation is scheduled to be posted on my blog in a couple of hours, but if you’re not ok with that please let me know and I’ll be happy to take it down and post a different one.

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