If I say

My heart is broken…

And you laugh

At such cliché.


there is truth

in my words.


And if I say

My heart aches.

It does.

And each heart beat


I love you

I love you.

Believe me

I do.


And if you

Can’t hear my heart

Crying out for you.

Read my lips

It’s all true.


By Fiona Lochhead       May 24th    2012