Ode to Lost Gloves/020417

I’m sorry you were lost and left behind
I’d pick you all up and make you
Into a sculpture if I wasn’t so lazy
My heart breaks for you
For your soft fingers
That will never be filled with flesh again
Your owners have gone on with their lives
They will not remember you
Instead they’ll buy another pair
At Kmart
Because that’s what they do
Consume
Consume
Consume
That’s what we all do
Lose something, we buy another
What will happen when the gloves are all gone?
No one ever loses a pair
Only one at a time
Except I do know someone
Who lost a pair, more than once
If hearts were like gloves, we’d all be broken
Maybe hearts are gloves, two are useful together, they make sense
One without the other will always just be lost.

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Daily Prompt: Rearrange

could we do it?
rearrange our hearts
so they match a little better
you bend this way
and i’ll bend that way
till we meet in the middle
you say you can’t settle down
but i’d settle for a lot less
for me it’s you
always you
In response to Rearrange.

Rupert, because we both like gingers.

I thought we would
have a thousand more
conversations in your garage
or under blankets
in your living room,
not watching Harry Potter.

Hundreds of trips
in your friends’ cars.
And we’d go to the movies
but view separate titles.
I’d say I don’t like my hair sometimes,
you’d say it’s beautiful always.

So many words
we’ll never say now.
I think we were both
set on destroying
any chance of us
before we even started us.

Borrowing a line from H:
One store towns
make me feel
a certain kind of way.
Will I be able to breath
next time I see you in aisle 9B?

C, if ever you read this,
know there was is gravity
between us.
Heart gravity and soul gravity.
The world will keep us apart,
unless our hearts conquer the world.

my heart has a first name

my heart is a lot
my heart is bent
sometimes it is broken

my heart is heavy
my heart is healthy
sometimes it is lost

my heart is full of love
and full of blood
and color, perhaps red

my heart is a writer
and holds many spaces
for those I love

my heart is even held
by at least a few
but maybe just two

but there are things
that my heart is not
especially empty

*In response to Empty.