i break my heart open
like an egg
against the rim of this page
let it flow through these lines
with its thick, veiny ropes of blood
and its rivers of salt tears
and its bright bursting gratitude

i pour out
my unbearable lightness
my aching delight
so that they may BE.
fully formed
until i say
yes, yes, yes
it is finally expressed
and I invite you in
to let your warm, bare heart touch mine.

and then, softly, i blow it all away,
until the page is clean and white again,
as if this was not just written,
as if this did not just take place,
except that now
the silence contains everything
that ever need be said
and we are still here
and there is nothing between us.


2 thoughts on “expression

  1. Larry says:

    Such beautiful and powerful words Nicole. Dazzling

  2. Eric says:

    “When the heart speaks, the mind finds it indecent to object.”
    ― Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being

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