“Unsplash” Photo by Tyler Hendy

A glance, a touch, a kiss, 
Memories warm
Love’s light shines bright
from nebulae planted
in unknown recesses 
of the heart

Time cools
Caresses turn to wounds
Deception plants
a cancerous seed
in hidden places
of the heart

Deep wounds fester
innocuously hidden
from view by 
veiled smile
a clever determination
of the heart

Love stirs
with nowhere to dwell
a cipher is sought
to map the uncharted 
dark places 
of the heart

A kind smile illuminates
honest words inspire
courage to 
invite a gentle touch
and stir the silence
of the heart

Only the brave lead
with trusting hand
through the labyrinth
of the heart

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