paper hearts

eager fingers slip inside
deep creases of lust, tracing
hidden meridians
of despair obscured by hope
at some point we chose 
to fold ourselves
into each other and 
disappear. i smoothed 
my wrinkled planes 
and blunted corners,
preparing my emptiness 
for new dreams
full of pulpy moons 
and plentiful tides
but we grew bored
of flat seams and glass seas
we were so sure 
would forever please 
yearning for more 
worldly things 
you traded your heart 
for paper wings
then took to the skies
my heart nearly torn
bounced helpless in a swale 
until i showed her 
she could float 
by folding myself into 
a red paper boat

©Sandy Knight, 2019, All Rights Reserved

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