Tessa, My Heart Will Go On

O my sovereign heart,
are you commonplace, given to
intense fits of prudence,
standoffish, hidden like
a turtle, sunk into
boggy places?

O life is hard enough already,
all the molestations that go
on from out of the blue,
so we’re tethered to
urban detachment, sing of
harmonies not present.

You turned and smiled,
and I’d yearned it was genuine
even now I’d known it’s
bright as a sari,
and dark, decrepit
when the tide turned.


Day 20

‘Pick a popular saying, make it the title of your poem, and then, write your poem. Possible titles might include: “May the Force Be With You,” “It’s a Bird; It’s a Plane; It’s Superman,” “Just Do It,” or “Break a Leg.” I hope you break many legs with this prompt–in a poetic sense.”


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