Straight Jacket


she hides her heart

won’t hang it anywhere near her sleeve

buttons all emotion

keeps her cards close to her chest

she would love to love

but has sentenced herself to

solitary confinement

in the straight jacket her

wounds have sewn

only a big love can unbuckle

the way she clasps herself

will you be

the one?

15 comments on “Straight Jacket

  1. Gallivanta says:

    I am thinking ‘scar tissue’ for the fabric πŸ™‚

  2. Heidi Viars says:

    I think the way you look at nature has somehow affected me .. this morning I saw a few things on my walk and was wondering what you would make of it … let me tell you, your posts have me look a lot more closely into my Father’s world … for that I am grateful, sister πŸ™‚

  3. Caddo-Jael says:

    Mmmm, this is good, Mel.

  4. my leg’s surgery looks like this description ! Wow!

  5. russtowne says:

    Made me smile again! May she find that BIG love that unzips her mistrust and free her heart to love again. For some reason, WP won’t let me “Like” your posts. :-(!

  6. queenlorene says:

    Love the new look of your blog! To me, this looked like an out of place cauliflower. Amazing what you see.

  7. Eric says:

    The same is said
    for men who bed
    their feelings in the sand,
    awaiting day
    when love lost lays
    beside to sift by hand;
    the layers lift,
    as sun shall shift
    to set in sky above,
    the time they share
    their ev’ry care
    but shadow of their love.


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