Cautious Heart

Written March 19, 2018


I can’t believe I let you convince me to hand you

My heart

Only to have you nurture it

To tear it in half and

Drop it on the ground behind you

As you walked away

As soon as my heart

Finally healed

A year later…

I held it out

Ready to feel loved again

But instead

It was taken

Quickly from my open hands

And strangled with infatuation

And left barely beating

Because what can stand to be broken


Will this cycle persist

And will I be strong enough to

Get through this again

Right after I had just

Started to trust again

A cautious heart

Taken advantage of again

Tends to take longer

Each time to



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