Assault And Battery

The heart gets used up
Year after year after year
The mileage wearing on balding tires
Sure, it can be recharged, with sufficient juice
Now and then, but

Eventually
The poor thing, just can’t kick-start
The engine anymore
And has to be
Re-placed.


(Previously published in Poetry & Art, Feb. '01)

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Concise and clear Laurence