My Heart

Photo by Aurora Winters

And if I

Do not care for my own heart

How may I then

require it of someone else?

How will I know that they will cherish it well?

If I do not commit first to myself

In friendship

In love

How can I request another save me?

I simply cannot

This duty I once thought a chore

Is becoming my greatest honor

To rescue my own heart

To care deeply for my own wellbeing

To befriend my own self

If I must sacrifice pleasing others

If I must go against the traditional

If I must speak the hard words

Then I commit to it

I will do these things

What is it to be alive

If I cannot feel joy and dedication

To my own heart?

It is the only way to be more deeply loved as life goes on

I will always

Love my rebellious

Symphonic heart

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