Paper mache heart

An empty heart can still be seen,
making the perfect mold to cast over.
Strips, unevenly torn, of red and pink—
the bits I kept that meant the most—
are lightly brushed over
with a blended mixture of
wishful thinking and tears of “I Love You.”
Decorated with ribbons, bows, and lace,
helps keep everything in place.
They overlap,
trying to cover the pain
from “We’re Over.”
It’s how I see my heart—
the perfect gift
for myself.

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  3 comments for “Paper mache heart

  1. January 12, 2020 at 1:58 pm

    Heartfelt! 🖤🖤

    Liked by 1 person

  2. January 12, 2020 at 11:13 am

    Very touching!

    Liked by 1 person

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