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.