tyrant heart

This
tyrant
heart
of mine
grips
mind
treating it
so cavalierly
as if it were
a plaything
emotionally
blackmailing
by skipping
own beats
starting
stopping
at will….
scaring
it
silly
forgetting
it now
resides
in an older
aging body
not in
a burgeoning
recalcitrant
child
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