A heart can hurt

If you’re in touch

With who you are.

As you struggle

In this world

To cross the boundaries

Checking in as though you care.


A heart will hurt

Because you care

But the pain shows

That you’re alive

And however deep

The hurt is felt

It’s better

Than feeling nothing at all.


A heart beats

Announcing regularly

If you only listen

Take the time

Love someone

A chance may come

To feel alive

And share in joy

If you can give

As well as take

To love fully

Is to feel and know

It is in the paradox

Where we are home

Open to the wonder

And comfort in the glow.