a poem a day for a year #245

by Amy Turn Sharp


say there are unlimited possibilities for a heart
just a matter of left or right
of mouths opening or not
fate has four letters
things unravel
we alternate between strength and despair
the world will beat you
like a bar fight
bang bang
you will hang your head
women will kiss you lipless
men will take your soul
but there are people you haven't even met yet
people you don't even know
standing somewhere you can't even imagine