How The Cookie Crumbles

I feel my heart
crumble inside me
A cookie pulverised
within its wrapping
I don’t dare
to unwind the skin
that holds it together
lest the bits
scatter at my feet

Then I think
why not let them fall
Better they are
ground to dust
under my feet
than feel
the piercing pain
of your heavy tread
crushing them
into oblivion

Then again
is it not better
to be obliterated
than continue to exist
cradling the remains
of what used to be
a heart full of love

© 2014 Uma Venkatraman ~ All Rights Reserved


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