Wednesday, June 11, 2008


Yesterday her heart was broken

into shards of silver and gold.

It shattered

and the pieces

spread across the sidewalk.

She shook with the misery of it,

but soon she noticed

that people loved those fragments

of her heart. A sorrowful man

found a piece

and placed it in his pocket.

A woman made a nest in her hands

for some small flakes,

and her students took some home

to help them live.

Even she herself leaned down

and let a speck of her heart

amaze her.

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