“Do you know," Peter asked, "why swallows build in the eaves of houses? It is to listen to the stories.” ~ J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

4.29.2013

truth hearts blood in six sentences


i stabbed my finger, the one i point with, the overworked one right there on my right hand, a hidden sliver of broken glass the culprit, and the band-aid drags across the keyboard, misspelling words and adding unwanted spaces.  such a tiny spot, no bigger than a pencil point - still, i thought it would never stop bleeding.

it did.

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it's after 9 on a monday night.
i can't see this little heart in the darkness, but i know it's out there,
across the bridge, almost to the garlic plant.
good enough.

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7 comments:

  1. I can't see it either, but now, I know it's there. That's enough; thank you.

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  2. Beautifully expressed...and what a lovely photograph.

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  3. I always know where to come when I need a little heart magic.
    Band-aids have the same effect on piano keys... makes me feel like my finger has gone numb!

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  4. only six sentences perhaps? but my heart smile for the entire day!
    band-aids are lost on me. won't stay on for even 5 minutes!
    drag your hind leg for sympathy! it works for me. no hind leg? any leg will do.
    in my fondest. tilda

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  5. I can't see it from here, either. But knowing it is there gives me hope. A perfect tiny magic heart. I'm going to wish on it.

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  6. you are my favorite bedtime story. it is good to turn out the lights knowing you are there, somewhere south of me. a kind beating heart.

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  7. proving . . . reminding us that sometimes what you know is there but can't see is not a monster but goodness.

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