06 September, 2015

The Original Heartbreak

How long did the original heartbreak last

with no genetic memory to shield
against inexperience

Colossal, unfulfilled dreams
demand biological communication

It was Love, or Death, or Time

An unrequited gesture
Regret, perhaps
All heartbreak is the original

We learned to stagger words in space,
to force progress over defeat

Sorrow taught us syntax

Before it,
had anyone ever looked
at one another in the eye

For the first time, words
They were wretched and salty

We mutated, vulnerability the new code

Stone hearts created tools,
Lyric to describe the first lament
A new ability to share the internal

The original heartbreak gave voice
It was the end of silence

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