Give Your Heart Away

Heart Tree


Your fingertips are filled with static,

with flames so delicate that they burn

white and blue like the summer sky.

I collect your taste on the tip of my tongue,

your hands in a thousand places at once

and my pulse stronger for their greeting.


Today I told you that I loved you for the first time.

You kissed me and whispered

your answer directly into my mouth

and I felt it everywhere at once.


Your eyes are threadbare,

they have been asked to conceal too much

for too long and this dedication has made them soft.

Your heart has been lived in and acknowledged.

I’ve seen you give it up a million times,

you say the heart is necessary in every pursuit.