Monday, February 14, 2005

to my friends on valentine's day

and perhaps especially beth:

Besides the heart that beats, I wis
seven hearts that border this:
love of the heart, which is not taken,
hope of the heart, that is not shaken,
need of the heart, that is not stilled,
greed of the heart - should not be filled,
trust of the heart, may not be broken,
truth of the heart, is never spoken -
save in the song twixt gut and mind:
dream of the heart that does not die.

-jsantini, 2005