HeArt Confession

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I am
afraid of my own dark
shadow heart. Afraid of the
ways it stops and starts and
stutters and strains to hear.
Tired. Of its tirades and tears.
Mired in the muck of its un
-stuck rusted out busted beat.

……..Love her. Rinse. Repeat.

 

..
A second offering for today’s Quadrille over at dVerse. Come play! 

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14 Responses to HeArt Confession

  1. Oh, this is so good and resonates well with me.

  2. I like this. There’s a strong beat that carries you along, works really well with the heart theme.

  3. Grace says:

    I love the quote and the heart confession response De ~

  4. Love this, De, especially, “mired in the muck.”

  5. So much to love here, the alliteration, the way you weaved the quote, and that last sentence hanging… Hugging helps

  6. rosemawrites says:

    oh this touches the heart.

  7. Sanaa Rizvi says:

    You really pulled on the heartstrings with this one, De ❤️ Exquisite write 😀

  8. Brian says:

    Yeah, the heart – both biological and metaphorical – shadows our every breathe and thought.

  9. kim881 says:

    I love the whole poem but those last lines are just brilliant, De:
    ‘-stuck rusted out busted beat.
    ……..Love her. Rinse. Repeat.’

  10. frankhubeny says:

    I like the alliteration in “Tired. Of its tirades and tears.”

  11. Dry cycle
    shadows
    human heARt..
    wash once.. wash twice
    StiLL a hUman pARt..
    iron pressed..
    words
    all
    straight
    spiral out
    E-Scape
    sidewalk
    concrete liGhts..:)

  12. Mish says:

    Phonetically delicious!! Love the rhyme and alliteration. This alone is superb….”Mired in the muck of its un-stuck rusted out busted beat” WOW

  13. Truedessa says:

    The fragile heart is always at work…sometimes it does feel like it drags us through the muck. Someone told me once you must go in the muck, to appreciate the cleansing.

  14. Rosemary Nissen-Wade says:

    You have such a unique perspective! I love to read your strikingly original verses.

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