Heart Apart

by Jerry Ratch

Yes, I had pulled my own heart apart

Yes, I had slipped up on time itself

In its own backyard behind my memories

And scared the crap out of it

By not yelling, just sniffing at its neck

Longingly, tearing it apart with my teeth


Wishing I had never told you

That I loved you, or that I'd said it

More often than I did, so that

You only believed in me

Even if I never believed in myself