to be careful with soft hearts.
to be wary of what is given to you to bear.
that though they may seem a burden,
they are a gift.
a heart to hold cannot be dismissed or denied.
it cannot be shaken or tried.
it must be held, tight- until it leaves you.
for you too have often been a vagrant heart.
where your very existence
seemed to hinge
on a smile
on a kindness
on a recognition from another.
and you were beheld
until held no longer.
and with the cadence of your being
you said goodbye….
long after anyone was waiting to hear it-
a declaration rather than a farewell;
a decision made, haphazardly,
as to where, or whom,
to seek dwelling with next.