Finding Your Heart

My response to dVerse Poets Pub 5 Year celebration Part 3 – Laurie Kolp & A Summer Continuance

Thank you Walter and Grace for the interview with Laurie;  I’ve bookmarked her website and will be taking a look later.

We have the following quote from which to draw inspiration:  “I am cold, even though the heat of early summer is adequate. I am cold because I cannot find my heart.” ~Sebastian Barry from his novel A Long, Long Way.  


On your back

early summer heat,

lonely track

chills your feet,

like the Tin Man in Kansas,

searching for your heart.


You’re so cold

you can see your breath,

feeling old,

close to death,

needing the warmth of a kiss,

longing for your heart.


Journey’s end,

a familiar place

and a friend’s

smiling face,

melted by her warm caress,

you have found your heart.


© Kim M. Russell, 2016

Tin Man

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