Friday 7th January 2011, A. Palmer
The mind may be trained to
think certain thoughts,
to exaggerate some in an effort to convince
or bend truths into more attractive,
Begged, it can be, to suppress others,
ignore the scratching at the door,
change the subject
when a nerve is trespassed upon.
What happens in the heart
cannot be fiddled with.
If it aches, you’ve lost;
if it soars, you’re about to lose.
What is simply felt feels far from simple,
but it is what it is-
a chamber of starkness.