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
Leave it in the open
Raw and exposed
So when Love comes to find it
He could say
I found myself a home