Your Head Against My Arrhythmic Heart

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

Submitted: July 08, 2016

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Windows of a near charred black brown

Of which you used to see

Your head against my heart’s arrhythmic pound

Which cradled you to sleep delicately

 

The sea piled and sloshed o’er the sand

Your head sleepily, soundlessly against my arrhythmic heart

I sprouted the courage and I took your hand

And we said ‘til death do us part

 

There were Pink Camellias open and unabashed

The monarchs flooded to them sprightly and wild

It seemed my arrhythmic heart nearly skipped all the way past

When you joyously confided in me that you were good with child

 

The sheets were tainted a terrible ruby red

I will never let you go and I refuse to grow apart

Our child is born tiny and crying and has left you chilled and dead

And I will never move your head away from my arrhythmic heart


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