Keepsake Heart

Can you not reveal your heart to me?

Must I delve in there myself?

I wish I could tell you…
I’m set to run,

I’ll cut off and run,

And not look back.

I’ll look obsessively over my backup plans

I always have.

I’ll recite the pros and cons,

Have a proactive case of sour grapes,

I don’t know any other way…

To keep my heart

from being taken

Only to have it handed back

Emptier than it was before.

3 thoughts on “Keepsake Heart

  1. We all do things to protect ourselves, especially if we’ve been hurt before. “I don’t know any other way to keep my heart from being taken”…

    Our hearts have memories, our ‘keepsake hearts’

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