Saturday, 22 April 2017

22. KING OF HEARTS

The King of Hearts is the only king
with no moustache. In love

we do not need to hide our lips.
Just stick a sword in your skull

& say it’s done. Hair’s a odd excuse
for coming up rosemary, but I forgive

you if you need a curtain to hide behind.

The King of Hearts is sometime called
the suicide king & when I try to type king

it keeps coming out kind. These are small
facts of little importance, but still.

You cannot hide your throbbing heart
behind keratin. The other kings

are solid objects: weapons & precious
stones. Enough to break your teeth.

A heart is a soft wet thing.

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