In A Heartbeat

A life flashes, a life fades
A life goes off like a hand grenade
A life is broken, a life is made
In a heartbeat

In a heartbeat I knew
There was no forgetting you
But if you want I’ll pretend to
In a heartbeat

In a heartbeat I’ll make
The unforgivable mistake
Give me your hopes and watch them break
In a heartbeat

In a heartbeat lives turn
Inside out, crash and burn
All these twists can’t be unturned
In a heartbeat

You know my heart as well as me
You know how soft this thing can be
You know I’d give it to you free
In a heartbeat

There’s a place in there for you
No matter what you do
You just looked at me and knew
In a heartbeat

Published by mikepowernyc

Named one of New York's Best Emerging Poets 2019, my poetry chapbook The New Normal was published by Analog Submission Press. My novel The Zoo was published by Cacoethes Publishing House. Other poems and short stories have appeared in various publications, including Subterranean Blue Poetry, The Journal of Microfiction, and Sick Lit Magazine. Other works include a staged reading of my play Digging Up John Barrymore, performed by Dreamcatcher Entertainment, and five albums of original music recorded with my band Late Model Humans.

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