“Heart, where are you?” I said.

But my voice came back hollow.

“Surely you’re not dead…

Don’t go where I can’t follow.

 

“Dawn can’t stay always away,

So turn your face to the sky.

Hope can’t stay forever at bay,

Awake; lift your head high.”

 

Only silence from the depth,

Just as still as before.

But this was life or death,

So I tried once more.

 

“I need you now more than before.

Without you, I can’t get stronger.

Come back, Heart, I implore,

Hold on just a little longer.

 

“Listen,” I cried after a fruitless pause,

“You can be healed, though you’re shattered.

Without you, I have no cause.

Be strong; remember what matters.

 

“A dozen pillars around you may fall,

But God will give grace on grace.

Though cracks lacerate your walls

Naught will shatter your base.”

 

From far away, a groan,

Out of the dark, a ray,

A trembling heart so long alone

Whispered, “One more day.”

 

With tears, I sat back, relieved

My words had been headed.

No longer was I grieved;

One more day was all I needed.

 

Copyright 2018 Meagan Briggs

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