A Blessing for My Heart

“the heart dwells in unattended dark”
                              –John O’Donohue, To Bless the Space Between Us

O weary heart, I attend to thee
with mangoes and moonlight
bicycles and thistles
cool tea and warm poetry
Though you feel too
full for a whole ‘nother day
you bump along through the dark
Bless you, heart

— Megan Willome, author of The Joy of Poetry

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