That day I reached

That day I reached into my chest
And handed you my heart — 
The glance you threw me when you said
“I told you not to start.”

You stood there with your bloody hands
And I stood there with mine
I laughed a little choking laugh — 
“Don’t worry, love, I’m fine.”

And really, love, I was, and am — 
In this wide world we know
There’s need enough for blood and tears
To help the flowers grow.