On the Value of an Open Heart

My heart:
a cage
metallic, man-made, solid
a perfect prison.

There are keys and combinations
of words, that will get you into
my corridors, and maybe I’ll follow –
open a few doors
always behind you.

Slowly, the lights go out,
I whisper
delicately-
“there’s nothing here to see”

Then I sit alone and watch you grow dim
pondering how the entrance
is the only exit.

On the Value of an Open Heart

Kirstine Dieckmann

Skørping, Denmark

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Artist's Description

A reply to, or personal variation of, Stephen’s wonderful piece: On The Value of the Heart – I suggest reading his, it’s really much better.

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