By Rie Sheridan Rose
I gave my heart to you— you returned it, broken. I searched long days for a craftsman with skill enough to mend it. At last, I found one, offered the shattered pieces shyly. Expert fingers took them carefully, acknowledging their worth. I held my breath as he slowly rebuilt the whole. He gave me his to hold as he mended mine, and now the two entwine. I should thank you for your disregard, because now, once more— I am whole.
Rie Sheridan Rose’s poetry appears in numerous publications, including Speculative Poets of Texas, Vol. 1; Texas Poetry Calendar; and Illumen, to name a few. A member of SFWA, HWA, and SFPA, she has authored six poetry chapbooks, twelve novels, and lyrics for dozens of songs. She tweets as @RieSheridanRose.