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Conspiracy

Stinging sensations dancing across my staring globes.

Unable to blink.

The deep brown of the mud puddle

may reflect my aching heart, 

oozing pain,

but I can’t see.

I don’t know.

A lead weight thumping away 

longs to be free of its prison.

Why does it feel so heavy?

Why does it seem so full?

As if all the sorrow in a 5’4 frame

could be centered in that one little organ.

What is a heart 

that it should wish to fly like a bird?

No, 

leave soaring to the winged, freedom 

to those who are free,

enrichment to the rich and give

the pitiful their pity,

nothing more.

A treacherous thing, this heart:

it does its job with a grumble and a sigh-

but conspires to drown the townsfolk 

in their beds.

For it has some strange connection with the holes

in the dikes

that keep the ocean,

keep emotion,

tucked away.

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  1. Date: 11/26/2009 9:20:00 PM
    How did I never read this?? This is the best piece Ive ever read of your to date--the words are beautiful--but the philosophy is brilliant. Much love, Steve

  1. Date: 3/29/2009 2:23:00 AM
    Everything from "drown the townsfolk in their beds" is dynamite. It's a long road to those last seven lines, but wll worth the trip.

  1. Date: 3/12/2009 8:07:00 PM
    The perfect title for an extraordinary piece... your alliterations are most effective, and your language is sublime... BRAVO Micaela! Best wishes, Keith

  1. Date: 3/8/2009 5:06:00 PM
    Excellent poem rich imagery. I particularly liked from "What is a heart ...down. Light & Love

  1. Date: 3/2/2009 8:40:00 AM
    What a wonderful write Micaela. I love the last paragraph.

  1. Date: 2/25/2009 12:46:00 PM
    Micaela, "What is a heart that it should wish to fly like a bird?" is a magical line! My compliments on a great poem. Blessings, Carolyn

  1. Date: 2/23/2009 4:55:00 PM
    Good verse here. Just remember YOU decide how things affect you, only you. Light & Love Debbie

  1. Date: 2/20/2009 11:54:00 AM
    Yes Micaela,,what a treacherous thing indeed!Good work, and thank you for your comment.WAR

  1. Date: 2/18/2009 4:30:00 AM
    A heart-felt and searching write, Micaela. An apt usage of metaphors and imagery. "The ocean", the "holes in the dikes"...not easy to chase away seas of emotion. Hope all's well with you! God's blessings to you and yours! Mikki