"All the Chambers of My Heart," A Poem
Inside my heart, I find my loves
Occupying every atrium and ventricle of my heart,
Streams of memories coursing into the heart like abstract art.
There’s the unseen love that occupies forever.
Faces and names that I’ll always remember.
The waters of the ocean continuously flowing, taking up the space.
The oxygenated and deoxygenated blood running in my veins —
Sketching with blue charcoal,
There’s the light love that occupies and then leaves.
A guest leaving after their long, welcomed stay;
An artist sketching with charcoal only to smear everything in the end;
A plane flying above the city lights, above the clouds,
witnessing country after country through windows of the soul,
One goodbye follows the last goodbye.
A fairy godmother with the flick of her wand grants intimate wishes circling in lover’s hearts
With all her might,
Up until the stroke of midnight.
Painting colorless loss,
There’s the heavy love that cannot be filled—the void.
A lover walks alone through the streets;
Missing puzzle pieces create an incomplete puzzle;
A monarch butterfly attempts to see the world even when life is only weeks.
Death of a butterfly may go by unnoticed,
But to me I feel the death with every inch of my heart.
I feel the loss and I feel the pain.
The feeling of nostalgia creeps into the chambers.
The feeling of hurt swims around—clinging to drafts of wood
In the waters ridden with blood.
The memory of love fuels my heart to keep beating
100,000 beats a day.
Carrying 100,000 beats for every love through the interconnected vessels.
Take a piece of my heart and it’ll surely beat with your colors,
Creating a canvas of unimaginable watercolor.