For Poetics Tuesday, we are writing about superheroes. I am not really interested in superhero movies or comics, so this was a challenge, but I thought of a good hero. This poem is also a quadrille.
What never stops working
And is always beating,
Making pathways possible
For blood full of oxygen?
What will tirelessly provide
For years and years of life,
And does not mind
To break and mend and break again?
The human heart: hero without a cape.
Update: I just missed the link up for DVerse but am still happy to have written and shared this. Also linked to Forgiving Fridays, since I think there’s nothing more forgiving than your own heart, always trying to keep you alive, no matter what you have done. This poem also refers to healing from a broken heart and forgiving the hurt and having courage to love again.