Patchwork Heart

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Stitch by stitch
Sewn into the fabric of time
So subtle it is unseen
But it means the wide world
The beating of this heart
Delicately tender
Wonderfully delicate
Artfully pieced together
In a fearful design
Just one tear might unravel
This complicated love
Tied as it is to a pain
That renders me speechless
A slight shuddering sigh
This historical context
Wrapped in brand new cloth
Cut small and cautiously frayed
As fragile as this heartbreak
This nostalgia so hypnotic
It blinds by design
The flashing of needles
Bright against a faded like
That was masquerading as love
These stitches healing clean
But leaving jagged scars
As reminders.

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