The freeze-thaw weathering of my heart
has been brutal.
Sometimes the freeze would last for months, or even years
at a time, but then
the thaw would come
melting into forgiveness
then just as suddenly would come the freeze again
so that large organ, expansive enough to contain whole dimensions
would contract down
into the dense heart of a neutron star
shooting out pulsating beams of resentment
across the fabric of space-time
till it became
a paltry worn-out organ
barely battling to beat it’s own death march, imploding
into a black hole all its own
whole universes born.
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Today is World Poetry Day
Did you know that? Neither did I. I wasn’t planning on posting a poem until I read this post from Acacia Publications. Well, I can’t let World Poetry Day go by without a poem. I’m feeling sorry for myself due to PMDD, and this poem from my drafts feels suitably dark. Nevertheless, I wish you a happy World Poetry Day! I am also linking up to Earthweal’s Open Link Weekend.