Toulousian Poem

If I had a heart

You could have it.

Likely would it be

In the mew

Raging for

Release.

If I had a heart

It would be ironclad

Unlikely that is

To receive a blow,

If I had a heart

It was likely

Eaten by

Packs of ghouls,

Yet my sunken

Breath

Proves that

Something inside me

Beats,

However faint a

Flutter,

However low a

Voice,

My heart concludes

In speeches unlearnt

That this mystery

Is like the man

Who turned swan,

If I had a heart

It would cling to

That precious

Pearl

That shines on

The sea horizon,

If I had a heart,

It would shine

As a carbuncle

On the Sultan’s helm

If I had a heart,

I’d sing a song of love

For you,

Never would that song

Cease,

For it would be carried

By high winds

To your doorstep,

Making the house

Shake,

If I had a heart

I’d be under your arm

As one does sit under

The leafy bough

On a rainy day.

Close to you would I

Find the dry wood

To kindle

This broken

Heart.

What fire doesn’t

Burn it mends,

Sister ice

 

Won’t throw her

Wands at me

Anymore.

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