Mend

Mend

A painting by Alison Albrecht

Mend

By: Kelli J Gavin

Busted.

Battered.

Beat up.

Broken.

Blue.

Is there a way?

A way to mend?

To mend this beleaguered heart?

This heart that was given to me.

Gifted to me.

For it is not my own.

My heart seems to boldly beat and carry on.

Why was I deemed able?

Able to fix, to apply the balm.

The balm that will heal the blatant wound.

The wounds that you carry with you.

Close to your chest.

Restricting your breathing.

Blinding you in turmoil

Binding you and tethering you.

Keeping you where you have always been.

Busted.

Battered.

Beat up.

Broken.

Blue.

If there is any way to mend.

Mend your beleaguered heart.

I will do everything I can.

To enable you also to boldly carry on.

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Kelli J Gavin

Kelli J Gavin of Carver, Minnesota is a Writer, Editor, Blogger and Professional Organizer. Her work can be found with Clarendon House Publishing, Sweetycat Press, The Ugly Writers, Sweatpants & Coffee, ZPP, Setu, 300 South Media Group, Otherwise Engaged, Flora Fiction, and Southwest Media among others. Kelli’s first two books were released in 2019 (“I Regret Nothing- A Collection of Poetry and Prose” and “My Name is Zach- A Teenage Perspective on Autism”). She has co-authored over 25 anthologies. She is also working on a collection of fiction short stories.

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