Cracked Wide Open

over time
piece by piece
my heart
cracked wide open
by your hollow words
manipulative lies
Oscar-worthy guise

It took me a long time
too many years
to get wise, to realize
I am – and will always be –
a prize

The irony is –
we’ve both been cut
you were sliced open
by a scalpel
the cause of your pain – removed;
your stitches will heal

I was cracked wide open by you –
my heart’s cancer
the never-ending pain
is all too real

The pen is my scalpel
words are my stitches
this wide open crack
that is now my heart
desperately needs to heal.

(c) Nicole Luongo

Photo by Sharon McCutcheon from Pexels

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