Scattered Hearts

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My heart belongs to not just one

.

the girl who smiled at the bus driver at the bus stop

your smile stays with me wherever I travel

.

the boy at Klute dancing

out of time with the music

ignoring its drums because you have

your own rhythm that never 

leaves me alone

.

I fall in love constantly 

.

I wish I could have held the hand 

of the person in the castle and tell

them how their red hair 

lights the fire in my eyes 

.

I was infatuated by the laughter 

shared between two friends and

stopped running to listen 

to their harmony that replays in my head

.

time has passed but I do not forget them

.

The boy next door

who feeds the birds

your gentleness 

embraces me every morning

.

The girl paddling along the river 

with no way of knowing 

the glow of your skin

in the sun

is the light on my dark days

.

you have stolen pieces 

of my heart 

unintentionally 

.

if only I could see

how my heart has scattered

across the world.

Illustration: Alex Rigotti

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