Saturday, April 25, 2015

April 25th Poem - Heart


I sold my heart today,
the gold locket I seldom wore &
my grandfather’s cufflinks,
in a mall jewelry store.

The gold locket I seldom wore &
purchased at Christmas,
my grandfather’s cufflinks,
melting after the teller’s remark.

Purchased at Christmas,
these shining things,
melting after the teller’s remark,
“Good for you, you’ve made

yourself a little money.”
My grandfather’s cufflinks,
shining, engraved.
I sold my heart today.

from Singing Magic by Barbara Alfaro
© Barbara Alfaro

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