I have a hole in my heart.
Once a trusty pouch
is now a conspiring pump
that floods my insides
with the dark red fury
of impossible
passions.
 
And as I writhe
awake in the night,
I think nothing more
desirable in the world
than to listen to
the soft beats
of my heart,
and not feel her pain.

(2015)

Cadence, Heart, Pain, Broken, Poem, Poetry, Parker, Jennings, Poet, Free-Verse

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