hearts are wild creatures
that's why our ribs are cages.
all i know is my heart was pounding,
trying to escape.
it wanted to be with you.
your gentle touch.
your playful laugh.
// and eyes filled with kindness.
it would have jumped out of my chest
and clung to you
if not restrained by its cage.
if my bones had been weak.
but i strengthened my resolve
because you haven't proven yourself trustworthy, love.
and so i locked the gates tightly.
i brought in the reinforcements.
and my heart, in its agony,
cried to the moon