when the mind can finally accept
that it doesn’t know anything,
and that its purpose is to support,
and truth of the heart—
attention begins turning toward
that magic space inside the chest.
the mind begins listening to the heart.
but what if
the heart doesn’t know how to be in the spotlight?
the heart has been beaten and broken,
too many times to count
over many lifetimes,
and has forgotten
how to speak?
the mind knows it’s not the main act,
and the heart doesn’t want to be.