paper hearts

eager fingers slip inside
deep creases of lust, tracing
hidden meridians
of despair obscured by hope
at some point we chose 
to fold ourselves
into each other and 
disappear. i smoothed 
my wrinkled planes 
and blunted corners,
preparing my emptiness 
for new dreams
full of pulpy moons 
and plentiful tides
but we grew bored
of flat seams and glass seas
we were so sure 
would forever please 
yearning for more 
worldly things 
you traded your heart 
for paper wings
then took to the skies
my heart nearly torn
bounced helpless in a swale 
until i showed her 
she could float 
by folding myself into 
a red paper boat

©Sandy Knight, 2019, All Rights Reserved

Published by Sandy Knight

Sandy Knight is a poet, photographer, musician, writer and author of the forthcoming books "You're Never Too Old To Be Notorious" a collection of short stories, and "Collect Yourself" a book of poetry.  Knight is a veteran of US Navy and The National Park Service, and holds a BS in Music Therapy from Maryville University, St Louis. When she's not traveling with her spouse, she resides in Northwest Arkansas where her neighbors might see her out on the front porch doing anything from roasting organic coffee beans to playing the banjo.

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