Laura Pointicello

Laura lives in Skaneateles in the State of New York, USA

A HEART SHATTERS

My mind races to a day
that I walk upon the earth
penetrating the soil
inch by inch with my worn boot

Silence transcends like a frozen pond
ice hits my boot and my ankle cracks
shock rattles my heart like a bolt of magnesium

An explosion roars like thunder
my pulse leaps into the sky
perspiration drips into the oasis of my heart

I fall into a place of lost recovery
fighting for freedom of the unknown cause:
a freedom that drives one to question
existence in the world

Struggling to fight ahead
my body twists and turns
racing a thousand miles a minute
my heart grasps for a breath of life

Life flows through my being
like a racing tiger across the desert
for one never appreciates life until
death stands at one’s foot