Your heart is made of ICE
Like every tear you ever cried has frozen round it..
Forming a frostyâ€¦ thickâ€¦ protective barrierâ€¦.
I try to wrap it in my handsâ€¦ melt away your painâ€¦
But I am pushed away by your glacial suspicions.
But other timesâ€¦
Your heart is made of FIRE
Red hot with rage and anger. â€¦Repressed passionâ€¦
I try to get closeâ€¦..
Cool down your feverous angstâ€¦.
Calm your chaotic emotions…..
But the flames lick at meâ€¦ burn meâ€¦ drive me back
Your heart is made of STONE
Grayâ€¦ heavyâ€¦ denseâ€¦ impenetrableâ€¦
I put my warm soft cheek against the cold hard surface
But you are numbâ€¦.
And cannot feel me there
Yet other times.. â€¦
Your heart is made of GLASS
Brittleâ€¦ fragileâ€¦ transparentâ€¦.
I look inside
And I can see everything that you have loved..
I want to be in there too
Filling up those still empty spacesâ€¦
But my image reflects back at me from the surface
And I can find no way in….
Your heart is made of FLESH
And you are all too human..
Tornâ€¦.. bleedingâ€¦ rawâ€¦
From all the trouble
And hurt the world has piled upon you.
Scar tissue growing upon scar tissueâ€¦
Let me spread my love
Like a soothing salve over your wounds
Let me wrap my soul
Like a healing bandage round your sore rough edges.
Lower your shield of mistrust ..
And lose yourself in my affections.
That first night
You said you could hear my heart
Beating from across the room
My heart calls out to yours
Like a baby bird crying for its mother