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Young hearts love
limber like any other muscle
warmups and stretches
once we’ve fallen
out of practice
and need reminding.
A chest can be poured full with love or hate
quick as wine into a glass
and drained too.
Eventually someone comes along and
tips us over
sends a fracture through our thin shells perhaps.
Still sore we right ourselves in time
now expecting to be poured into gently.
As though being filled too fast
had been what shattered us in the first place.
I am already drunk on you
but I don’t let on.
Despite infiltrating each others dreams
I cling to this secret
as though it was.
Her Two Cents on Lunar Eclipse
“A chest can be poured full with love or hate quick as wine into a glass and drained too.” This line grabbed my attention and it made me wonder why the writer used the word chest instead of heart – could it be because of the physical sensations one often equates with feelings of love and desire?
Gentle Readers: In remembering our early experiences with love and attraction, some of the most powerful (and embarrassing) memories involve a heightened state of nervousness – stumbling over words or our own feet, butterflies in the stomach, sweaty palms, heart racing – it’s a wonder we survive! What are some of the reactions you’ve experienced?