heartbeat

by Max Nelson on April 28, 2018

I was told a lot of misinformation
About what my heart should beat for

I was told it should beat for gold and kings
for spacious house and silver rings
I was told that my heart should beat for things.

I was told it should beat for metaphors
for similes that sail like birds
For sighing songs spoke yet unheard
I was told that my heart should beat for words.

But my heart beats not much for these things
these words are not what for it sings
my heart beats hard to sing its song
that you might someday pass it on
to those
whom your heart
Beats for.