They said there’s a hole in your
Heart. Physical, ya know, not
Emotional, I must tell myself.
Laughing at it won’t make it go
Away, won’t take away the knowing,
The ache, the break or genetic mistake.
A shadow on the x-ray, port or stern,
I can’t say. A shadow perhaps fore of
The Day the hole strays from you to me.
They’ll say there’s a hole in your
Heart. Emotional, ya know, not
Physical. They won’t need to tell.