Heart-Shaped – a poem

a poem by Jeremy C Kester

It rose unsteady hiding among trees and darkness,
Floating among the turbulent air it passed by,
A reminder of meaning among the lightless sky.
A simple heart-shaped balloon lost in the air.
Aimless, it moved unaware as my car slipped through the evening streets
A child’s lost possession.
And nineteen echoes in my mind.
Nineteen. Repeated like the drum beat of a funeral,
Where love had been forgotten in one.
And in nineteen extinguished like a candle flame.
Yet this balloon passes on, a reminder in cool darkness.
Love is the answer here.
If we only could reach up and pluck it from the air.

For more poetry, consider purchasing a copy of Jeremy’s collection: Change of Seasons: Selected Poems. Click the link to get yourself a copy in either print or for Kindle. (Currently exclusive with Amazon, however that will change at some point in the future.)

Poem written by Jeremy C Kester
©2022 Jeremy C Kester – All Rights Reserved


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