"Learning to listen
to your heart
does not give you
control over
what it wants
to talk about.

Now when I most need
strength and brilliance
my heart cannot get
past the price of loving
and how it seems to
forever spiral upward.

There is more
wisdom inside,
but oh my,
I do not know how
to persuade it not
to go on hiding."

zipper

gold beach sunset
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