M. Naleli J. ...

Paper-Heart - Poem by M. Naleli J. ...

on an achy fickle paper-heart
hasty with correction fluid
even quicker to misspell and bungle
now a messy, fumy thing ready for the toss yet to be crumpled

and goodness refuses to settle in the gut
a little running on less
less struggling to gain more
substance diminishing in the hold of a deep rut

the vein fluttering might signal death
a dull outlook parallel to ears gone deaf
busy mind
jittery soul
busy, jittery and minding the pressing life goals

and in the room of the masters a fidgety spirit battling stillness
on steady cradles lying down but restless
on quiet nights sound sleep but no dreams
on an achy fickle paper-heart
the thumping pulse is the lyrics that hope sings

Topic(s) of this poem: heart, heartbreak, hope, hopeless, melancholic, paper

Form: Prose Poem

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, September 8, 2015

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