From Mindy Nettiffee

(c) Mindy Nettiffee – excerpt from The First Time


Maybe no one ever told you,
But the heart IS a metaphor.
Yours is growing so strong
You’ll have your rhythm back any day now—

Loving like rumours spread.
Dreaming like lunatic spacemen jump from their suits.
Living like you never forgot how.

Author: Robert Bettmann

Founder of Day Eight, and the DC Arts Writing Fellowship.