contained (20160815)

i keep my heart
sealed tight in a jar
so you can’t hear its beating
i put a blanket
over the glass at night
since it makes noise
while i sleep
i whisper a soft lullaby
the words your name
repeated like a heartbeat

——

for
dVerse ~ Poets Pub
Quadrille: Jar

34 thoughts on “contained (20160815)

  1. I pictured a lab from one of those old black and white sci-fi movies (or Young Frankenstein) at first–but then those last three lines are so beautiful.

  2. I like your use of the lowercase “i” here, a feeling of insignificance, of feeling like less. Trying to muffle even one’s own sound.

  3. A lullaby sung to the rhythm of your own heart, or so it seems.
    Lovely quadrille. Thanks for joining in at dVerse. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. I love the metaphor of the heart in a sealed jar, and whispering of the name like a heartbeat.

    Nice meeting you and welcome to D’verse!

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