The Heart

Does your heart ache
With a yearning
So strong
It squeezes
Until
It can barely take a beat?

The heart
So powerful
Yet so clumsy
Barely able to handle
It’s own strength

Squeeze and squeeze
Hard to find that release
That moment to let
The blood
Flow

Out into every crevice
Every single cell
To nourish, to love,
To bring the dead
To life.

– Sarah Mansour

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The Kaleidoscope

How
How do we find
ourselves

Who are we?
Who are you?
Who is “us”?

Just floating
In and out of a
vague consciousness

Is this real
Is what I see what you see?
All these perceptions,
All these points of view
But what is reality?

The world through all of our eyes
looking through a kaleidoscope
with no idea what lies before it

Where am I?
Where are we?
I cannot tell you.

All I can be sure of
Is that we are here.

-Sarah M.