A BROKEN HEART
One day her heart was broken
into shards of silver and gold.
and the pieces were spread
across the sidewalk.
She shook with the misery of it,
but soon she noticed that people
loved those fragments of her heart.
A man of sorrows saw 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