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Regrets will latch onto the heart,
Suffocate it, wear it thin with no regard
For the laws of time and space.
Yet, I draw them in, clutch them tight,
Not because I yearn to suffer,
No.
Because life must be kept at a distance
Lest my heart begins to beat again.

***

© Amanda Makepeace

NaPoWriMo 2012

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