The Heart in My Body


My heart in my chest,

Quivering, alone and unsure

Feeling small in a strange land


My heart in my head,

Rationalizing away the fear,

Lost among wayward thoughts


My heart in my eyes,

Hesitant, always curious,

Imbibing a world of wonders


My heart in my throat,

Stumbling over words not true

Groping for songs in the dark


My heart in my belly,

Holding space for the girl inside,

Crying with her until smiles come


My heart on my skin,

Exposed too soon, it feels,

Hoping wildly for tenderness


My heart in my hands,

Longing, feeling the way

To every fragile connection


My heart in my knees,

Falling to earth, breathing relief,

Sinking to a necessary pause


My heart in my feet,

Soaking up life, gingerly,

Taking all the steps I need …


My heart in my chest,

Back home, nothing looks the same

It is a wiser love, love, it is home.