American Beauty

“Sometimes there’s so much beauty in the world I feel like I can’t take it, like my heart’s going to cave in.”

One for the road

My heart never caved
but my eyes stayed fixed 
so long
on the bag
the bag blowing along
looking for a reason to settle
Looking for the calm
and I thought 
it was me
I thought I had the way
But I spoke too soon
and now
it has blown away from me
My eyes have watered over 
from the stare
My vision blurred from the loss
Yet my heart remains
And that much stronger
for having recognized love