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Head whispers to heart.
“Imagine the worst.
Imagine the death of an angel”

Heart shouts back.
“You can never drag my hope
down to your earth.”‘

The head deafens its ears.
Gouges its eyes.
Spouts trickery.

The heart knows this trick well.
Assuages with love, & care,
& patience. (So much patience.)

The head has forgotten heaven.
It needs to be reminded.
Needs to revisit reason.

“You are here,” says the heart.
“Here, with me, all our lives.
There is no reason to fear.”

“There is every reason to fear,”
says the head.
“But I will forget. Just this once.”

This poem is inspired by the poem “Head, Heart” by Lydia Davis, which you can read here.

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