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My heart

is

slippery,

like a

fish.

I try to

catch it, 

console it,

but it

flips

away, slimy,

refusing

my fingers.

The hole

in my chest

an innocent,

weeping

cavern.

Maybe

I will grow

a new

one, like

a starfish.

Heather Shaff

Heather is a book designer based in Boston who, when she’s not writing or taking care of the fam, can be found racing her bike, enjoying nature, or just daydreaming.

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