Self-Cleaning Heart

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

Submitted: September 21, 2018

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Submitted: September 21, 2018



I wish I could set my heart to self-clean;

A setting I could use to stop remembering.

One with which my heart's contents come to a boil,

And drain out of the left valve to rid itself of turmoil.

I wish I could scrape off the desires and hopes and dreams;

If not that, at least sew and patch up the neglected, bursting seams.

My heart is too full, but not the way one might think;

It is full of fear, self-hate, and the ever-present "I need a drink."

Once mended, I could fill it with spring water and lemon slices;

I could try pine potpourri or lotus blooms; I am uncertain which is wisest.

I just know that what I am serving has been removed from the menu,

And everyone I love has been relocated to another venue.

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