Only a Nick

Only a nick, a tiny scratch
a heart broken in two
it’s easy to mend all the cracks
with a little tape and glue.

But this you should know
about a paper heart,
once it burns, catches fire
love dies, leaving nothing but ash.

©2021 Linda Lee Lyberg

dVerse Poets Pub: Quadrille

40 Comments on “Only a Nick

  1. Love this, Linda. Such true words. Thankful for my own Phoenix heart, raised back from the ashes so many years ago. Still needs a little tape and glue every now and again, though.

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  2. When it comes to hearts, a nick is as traumatic as a crack; on the way to Broken Heart, Alaska. Paper hearts even more so, but after the flames, love goes molten then los incinerato.

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  3. oh my….the difference between a broken heart that can be mended carefully, thoughtfully, with perseverance and diligence…….and a heart that goes up in flames. Well done!

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