|My Heavy Heart|
Love's gift holds built-in asks
tendrils snake into carefully tended stores
of energy and time
Love lives on attention, reciprocation
Her hunger-cries pluck sympathy's strings
Her groping need brings vague
No wonder love can seem a threat.
A beast approached with caution
A fire quickly doused
Complication best avoided
Does every gift incur its weight in debt?
How, then, will I ever give
my heavy heart?