the heart grew cold


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the heart grew cold

I am the punctuation of blame
I carry glorious embarrassment
Lyrics of shame
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So beautiful I dance in my own darkness!
I am thus arranged
Flawed, figured, curved in cursive
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Space of blessedness
Syntax of struggle
Heart
Absolutely
I can
Write, having been stained
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By a shine in your answer
Pan
To tell
The tongues of tales
Of men
I am the waiting, patience, sacrifice
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Of women, mothers, having worked
Their entire lives without
Poetic justice or reward
Maybe only
The ever-after
Of what children might become
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We all grow and find
Pity
Trembling
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In the flesh of regret
Gone astray would I
Mostly love to sing to you
But that day can never come
For you are gone
And I am trapped in poetry.
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