Never Keep Your Heart Safe

by HelluvaGirl

To K. B.

Never keep your heart safe Locked up in a dusty guest room Packed in a cardboard box Next to memories Of past loves and broken affairs And missed opportunities Don't preserve it in a neat glass jar For bystanders to watch From every possible angle Without a chance to touch Don't settle it in a whorehouse For too long To be consumed by bitterness And numbed by lethargy No Leave it in the open Raw and exposed Unprotected So when Love comes to find it He could say I found myself a home