I carved open my chest today
with a knife quite long and sharp.
What was inside was emptiness;
no bones, no blood, no heart.
I told myself, 'well this won't do.
I can't go without a heart.'
So I put together what I could
with old glue and glass shards.
I glued this there, I glued that here
A small but lovely work of art.
With needle and thread run through the sides
I sewed, into my chest, a heart.