heartbreak — hers and mine

beauty brings joy     not sadness

yet somehow my heart breaks

small pieces     at the overbearingness

the hardness     the shape and curve


All baby softness

All zerberts on your belly

All ability to kiss away the pain

a scrapped knee off the sidewalk

   it’s easier 

when it’s screams and cries

when you ran in for a hug

I bounced you on a knee     made you laugh


 your feet will touch the ground

                                              and I’m lost