my heart

my heart was exploded, and scattered
it was in parts like tiny stones,
or the tiny lives,
picked up by the oystercatcher at low tide.

and in suspension
so alone and so apart,
sifted through the
gills of the basking shark.

like sand in its minute shape
and form,
moved along, and around
by time,
and wind
and sound.

my heart was spread
along the trimmed verges
as pollen
as tiny as the air itself,

blown across the land,
in heaven,
and somewhere else.

my heart in fragments
made me whole,
caught by vertiginous swifts,
dragged under by
poor unseeing mole.

i am this part of you,
all i am, just remnants
of stars,
you breathe the air
and you breathe out the past,

i give to you
my heart
my heart.

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  • woodie123
    woodie123over 1 year ago

    beautifully written, very moving.

  • thank you woodie, much appreciated..

    – uncleblack

  • evon ski
    evon skiover 1 year ago

    like this alot, very affecting and different . . . hard to put into words my reaction, but I am moved by this. good one ub.

  • glad you liked it y, and I like that it was not so easy to define…thank you

    – uncleblack

  • Scriptpainter2
    Scriptpainter2over 1 year ago

    Turner painter one man a speck on the horizon, here you are the horizon, the environment, embodied – raw, and tender – as woodie123 below – beautifully written, very moving ub

  • that’s such a lovely comment sp2, really really pleased that you like it.. thank you

    – uncleblack

  • erichbiemer
    erichbiemerover 1 year ago


  • thank you erich, im glad you enjoyed it..

    – uncleblack

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