Treasure Island

Jen Ocide

(my mama)

cankered heart


hearts smile-
hearts denial-
when you feel your heart will surely die-
when it heals-
hearts that kneel-
hearts that are bad-
the hearts you never wish you had-
hearts that do handstands-
hearts that grandstand-
hearts that shatter-
when your heart is flattered-
hearts that skip a beat-
when hearts outlook seems bleak -
hearts that have been abandoned-
beaten heart-cankered heart-
picked apart

Submitted: Friday, May 20, 2011
Edited: Saturday, May 21, 2011
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